Friday, 20 May 2011
Why buy Fairtrade?
First off, i'm not going to start preaching about how i'm right and your wrong, i'm not a cunt. I just thought i'd right a short piece about why i think a FairTrade brands are.. well... Fairer! FairTrade was set up to give farmers in 3rd world countries a better price for the produce they grow which we consume every day. That bar of chocolate you ate for dessert, the Coca bean was most likely grown somewhere in Africa. Your Morning Coffee, again probably grown in Africa.
FairTrade organizes co-operatives within farming communities so they can compete with the large companies who would otherwise flood them out of the market and take great steps to try and offer the farmers greater rewards for they labor.
I tend to make a great effort to buying Fairtrade products over other brands, something about giving a 3rd world farmer the same respect as any other farmer in my country that owns 30 hectares of land and 10 tractors makes the product in question taste an little extra sweet. I highly recommend FairTrade Coffee, this particular blend is slightly on the expensive side, but i'd compare it to the Elixir of Life!!