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When pacing down the aisles picking out food at the grocery store, how many of you actually take the time to think about where that food is coming from, and how your purchases directly affect the lives of the people who produce these items? Well, many of the farmers in poor countries who are producing your food are extremely underpaid for their work. This leaves them with not much money to feed their families, and may even force them to send their children to work in horrible conditions where they have no health benefits. In many cases this also leads to a poorer quality in production, which in turn directly affects all of us as consumers. Luckily for us, there is a solution. This solution is known as Fair-Trade, and it is a rapidly growing concept in the retail and production world. I have spent the past couple of weeks doing research to learn more about the topic of fair-trade. According to the Britannica Encylopedia, Fair-Trade is “a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equality in international trade. Fair-Trade mainly promotes friendly wages for producers and consumers, provides more health benefits and safe working conditions for people involved in production, and it practices environmental friendly production. Fair-Trade
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