Caleb and making money from the soya beans…….
the birth of the middleman eh?
speculating higher stakes than gambling
same principles, no ethics at all
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The fair trade debate is a debate around alleged issues with the Fairtrade brand. The debate surrounds the ethics and alleged economic implications of fair trade.
I have yet to taste a “fair trade organic coffee” that actually tasted like anything other than sour cigarette water.
I once waited in line for a sample, and when I saw it was “fair trade” I tried to leave quietly, but the sample gal called out and said “don;t you want a free coffee fair trade organic!”
“No. Coffee tastes better when people are exploited across the food chain.”
She did that fish sucking air duck face sputtering thing before she screamed “WHAT?”
and then repeated for a growing crowd what I said. so I got to explain why those deals set in the 1970s failed to account for inflation and so, the fair trade signers on are now required to deliver below market value.
and the fair trade organic stuff not tasting good makes a lot of sense when you think about just how much quality labour and pride is going into it.
An easy-to-understand introduction to how fair trade is different from free trade. Considers the benefits and drawbacks of fair trade. Includes further reading.
You make being “stuck” out to be such a bad thing. Why is that? Why do you assume that if someone is not progressing to ever increasing economic levels then they are somehow unsuccessful?
wow….this is a big part of the hunger problem
There is a growing list of things I won’t miss about this gig. alternet.org
all I keep thinking is one place’s peasant food becomes a trendy yuppie food and then the market goes crazy.