Friday, December 2, 2011

Fast Fact Friday: Fair Trade Feuds

While I have not consumed a cup of coffee in over a month now, that doesn't mean I have lost my taste for the beans and the issues that surround them. Fair trade is not a new topic for this blog, even regarding coffee specifically. And I would never argue that the label is a panacea for sustainable and equitable production. However, I had primarily from a farmer's standpoint and not from the farm size angle. NPR recently introduced a podcast about scaling up fair trade to include large producers. Apparently, different certifying bodies have different views on the matter.

What might this mean for coffee consumers and producers? You will just have to listen to find out, I guess!

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