Green Grove Thursday….Fair Trade goods


Have you ever heard of Fair Trade Goods and wondered why it might be important to support them? Here’s a snippet of an article from Mother Earth News…..

“You see it on labels for coffee, chocolate, flowers and more, but what does it really mean? Fair Trade is a designation developed to help consumers support products that come from farms that have been certified to provide fair wages and safe working conditions (forced child labor is prohibited). In addition, producers on certified farms are paid a premium to apply to projects such as healthcare, women’s leadership initiatives and micro-finance programs, as voted on by the farmers and workers themselves.”

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/2008-06-01/What-Is-Fair-Trade.aspx#ixzz25iLsCgFn

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