The politics of Fair Trade certification have hit the news. Have you been keeping up? A few links that are worth checking out: Dan Jaffee and Philip Howard’s “Visualizing Fair Trade” project (not a news article but very timely graphs that compare companies’ commitments to sourcing Fair Trade Certified coffee). Other full-length articles addressing the Fair Trade Certified debate have recently appeared in The New York Times, Mother Jones and Grist. National Public Radio covered the story both on radio and on their food blog, The Salt. Read up. Let us know your thoughts. Read our Nov. 18 post or the statement from our co-op (Cooperative Coffees) to know ours!
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