Fair Trade Products: How can I know for sure that the claims are true?

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Though they’ve been around for more than sixty years, fair trade products have been gaining popularity in recent years. They seem to have made the jump from something only bought only by earth mothers to a common way for mainstream shoppers to purchase responsibly. Though not without its critics from both sides of the political spectrum, the fair trade movement is gaining acceptance.

To be considered a fair trade product, the production process must meet several criteria, including the most obvious one – the producers must receive a fair price (negotiated locally) for their goods. Other criteria include providing safe working conditions (which includes not using forced labor

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One Response to Fair Trade Products: How can I know for sure that the claims are true?

  1. Aaron Stroud says:

    EconTalk recently devoted an entire episode to Fair Trade and Free Trade.

    It’s well worth a listen if you’re considering making a habit of buying “fair trade” products.

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