Tuesday, January 30, 2007

This Just In: A New Short on the Importance of Fair Trade

So you've heard of fair-trade coffee and ask for it when you're getting your morning fix? But have you heard of fair-trade rice? And did you know that there are now fair-trade certified sugar, rice, fruits, vanilla, cinnamon, and more? Check out this video online by Carolyn Barnwell, a member of the Engage Network, about fair-trade rice in Thailand. It's a great film that in a few minutes helps you learn about all the various social and economic impacts of the fair-trade movement. She also draws the connection between international trade policy and the fate of small farmers globally. --Anna