Certified Organic vs Fair Trade Qualified

The title of this article is disturbing. The concepts of Organic and Fair Trade are very important to building (rebuilding) a sustainable society. The good news is that the certifications are not mutually exclusive and actually complement each other nicely.

As time goes on a search for reasonable trade coffee is more and more likely to turn up non-certified”fair trade” coffee, which is most likely just a marketing rouse to bring in ethical customers. With fair trade Transfair is currently the only certification company, so look for the reasonable trade label.The concept of growing natural is necessary to the preservation of our environment. One of the requirements of fair trade certification it that a premium is paid for natural coffee, presently a full 15 cents more per pound than just routine fair trade.

As time goes on a search for reasonable trade coffee is more and more likely to turn up non-certified”reasonable trade” coffee, which is most likely simply a marketing rouse to bring in ethical consumers. With fair trade Transfair is currently the only accreditation firm, so look for the reasonable trade label.The idea of growing organic is necessary to the conservation of our environment. One of the requirements of fair trade certification it that a premium is paid for organic coffee, currently a complete 15 cents more per pound than just routine fair trade. Well there is plenty of coffee out there labeled as natural but not reasonable trade. Next time you buy natural coffee or tea make sure it is also fair trade licensed by Transfair.

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