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Jul 26th, '10, 23:07
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Re: How important is fair trade to you?

by Charles » Jul 26th, '10, 23:07

Shihali wrote:From their point of view, Fair Trade encourages turning out a mid-quality product; splendid coffee is blended with indifferent coffee to produce the co-op's coffee, and there is no way to buy only the best coffee at any price.


This is my fear for Specialty Tea. Well said.

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Aug 12th, '10, 21:48
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Re: How important is fair trade to you?

by sanamionline » Aug 12th, '10, 21:48

I do have a concern for free traded tea as well as sustainably grown and organically grown tea but I agree what will happen with the small tea producers who can't go through all the red tape of certification.

The one thing I don't understand about free trade tea is how is it really established? Who is to really tell if it is free traded or not?

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Aug 14th, '10, 11:09
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Re: How important is fair trade to you?

by Charles » Aug 14th, '10, 11:09

There are organizations (like Trans Fair http://www.transfairusa.org/) that regulate the use of Fair Trade Certifications.

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