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    "Fair Trade" - Does it really matter?



    "Many people are emigrating because of coffee's low price. We are living in poverty," said Luis Toledo, a 28- year-old from Oaxaca, one of Mexico's coffee-growing regions.

    Many of us support local family farms. But what about the foods we love that don't grow in the U.S. - including coffee, cocoa/chocolate, bananas and tea.

    Fair Trade is a certification and marketing program which guarantees fair wages and employment opportunities to millions of farmers.

    Tune is this week with host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we explore the connection between food and social justice.


    This Week's Guests:

    Zhena Muzyka — Owner/Founder, Zhena's Gypsy Teas




    Haven Bourque — Marketing Director, TransFair USA




    Medea Bejamin — Founding Director, Global Exchange




    More information:

  • Zhena's Gypsy Teas
  • Transfair, USA
  • Global Exchange




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