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Fairtrade and most certifications are not fair

Women and children at work sorting coffee The truth is that Fairtrade and certified coffee, chai and cacao are anything but fair, and have never been fair to farmers, farm workers or to their children. Most certifications claim falsely that they are taking farmers out of poverty. They are not. The economic impact of Fairtrade International, the largest certification organization, works out at less than US$0.
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