Fair Trade

Have you ever wondered how much a farmer gets paid to grow and harvest your coffee or the cocoa beans used to make your favorite chocolate bar? The answer is complicated, but you can be pretty sure that their wages are nowhere near what we would consider a living wage. Sometimes these farmers don't have clean drinking water or enough money to send their children to school or to a doctor. You can help them by making sure the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) certifies any imported products that you purchase. The Fair Trade Federation ensures an equitable partnership between marketers in North America and producers around the world.

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