13 May 2008

Fair trade

A young friend of the Resource Centre (9th grader, I think) had some questions about "unfair trade" so I just sent him a long-ish but fairly basic explanation, with links to more materials. I hadn't thought about those broad policy issues for a while, so it was fun to flex those particular brain cells a bit. But I assume that most of my huge readership knows the basics of fair trade and how US & European agricultural policy harm poor farmers, so I won't rehash it all here. If you're interested though, let me know, and I'll be glad to email or post it.

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