Is Fairtrade Coffee Really Fair?
Consumers love to buy coffee and other grocery products from far-away, exotic lands. However, it is often not known that most of the production is done by third-world labor for close-to-zero payment. The Fairtrade Coffee Movement is associated with the fight against worker poverty and the poor work environment by artificially increasing the products’ unit prices. The movement’s participants believe this will help bring fairness on the producer side of the balance in many industries, including coffee. Unfortunately, reports say otherwise.