Fair Trade Coffee Enthusiasts should Confront Reality.
The Cato Journal 2007, Wntr, 27, 1
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From university cafeterias to supermarkets in the developed world, people are buying Fair Trade (FT) coffee certified by the FLO-Cert, the certifying entity of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO). The assumption is that such purchases will contribute to the welfare of marginalized producers in the developing world. While sales of FT coffee in Europe have stabilized, the North American and Japanese markets are growing rapidly. Total sales increased 40 percent from 2004 to 2005, to a total volume of 33,992 metric tons (MT) (FTO 2005). What is "Fair Trade"? According to FINE, the umbrella organization that comprises the four largest Fair Trade organizations (FLO, International Federation for Alternative Trade, Network of European World Shops, and the European Fair Trade Association),
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- Category: Politics & Current Affairs
- Published: 01 January 2007
- Publisher: Cato Institute
- Print Length: 13 Pages
- Language: English