50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade

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Pluto Press, Jan 20, 2007 - Political Science - 256 pages
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This is a popular book about a key subject for liberally minded people every where. FT is a rapidly developing area of commerce and this book is intended to spur it on. It is presented with a highly accessible format, with short informative chapters. Fair Trade is a growing global movement. A huge range of Fair Trade good are now available in the shops. Why is Fair Trade so important? This book provides 50 reasons why everyone should buy fair trade. It's an inspiring account of how every consumer can play a part in saving lives and improving the way global trade operates. Did you know that buying Fair Trade: helps erradicate sweatshops; helps end child labour; helps end the debt burden on developing countries; ensures small-scale farmers can earn a living wage; and, supports and protects the environment. This book provides a critical guide to international trade and shows that Fair Trade presents a realistic and positive alternative for farmers and producers in developing countries. By improving schools, healthcare and working conditions, the Fair Trade movement has already saved lives and empowered whole communities. This book shows how every consumer can help make a difference in the fight to end poverty and inequality. 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Back a system that benefits the poor
7
Buy products you can trust
14
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Based in the UK, Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley have a long history of involvement in fair trade and the global justice movement. John has worked on poverty and trade issues with United Nations organisations in Geneva, New York and Rome.

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