Fair Trade - Environmentally Sustainable : Farming system...

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Fair Trade An international movement committed to the  production of food products paid at a fair price to  farmers.  Benefits go directly to farmers and  their communities.   Over 1 million farmers in 58 developing  countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America  are Fair Trade Certified.
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Fair Trade Principles: Fair Prices : Farm co-ops receive a guaranteed minimum floor price Fair Working Conditions : Workers have safe working conditions.   Forced child labor is prohibited Direct Trade : Importers purchase from Fair Trade co-ops directly Democratic Decisions : Co-op members decide democratically how  to use their fair trade revenues.  They invest in business  development, equipment, training and organic certification
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Unformatted text preview: Environmentally Sustainable : Farming system protects the farmer’s health and preserves the environment for future generations. Genetically engineered seeds are prohibited TransFair A non-profit organization located in Oakland TransFair is one of 23 members of Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO), an international group that establishes Fair Trade standards The ONLY certifier of Fair Trade products in the U.S. 600 products meet the standards & display the Fair Trade label ONLY agricultural products are certified Coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa, fresh fruit, rice & spices (vanilla) Purchase coffee at Whole Foods, Peet’s, Starbucks, Barefoot Coffee Roasters www.transfairusa.org...
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