In honor of World Fair Trade Day, our friends at the Fair World Project have created this excellent 4-minute video that tells the story of authentic fair trade: what it’s about; why it’s important to support organized small farmer co-operatives; and how we, consumers-citizens, can begin to take back our food system.
The motto, “Food For People Not Profits,” has never been more critical than it is today. Behind the scenes, unbeknownst to most of us, corporations are controlling more and more of the way in which our food is grown, distributed, and sold to us. We believe it is time to come together and fight back. We can do this partly by supporting people-centric alternative supply chains from small farmers, to worker-owned democratically-run businesses, to natural food stores and co-operatives that actually care about people and the planet.
After watching the video, click here to learn more about Fair World Project and World Fair Trade Day, and if that’s not enough, how you can win a year supply of fair trade products!