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Fairtrade

Fairtrade

Fairtrade

The so called 3rd World countries have the potential to help themselves out of the desperate poverty they are in through trade, but the current global trading system is unfair and it is backed by rich country governments like the UK government, other EU countries, Japan, US and Canada. This unfairness is forcing millions of people into poverty and causing harm to the environment.

Bananas

Bananas

This is something that the Liberal Democrats are really concerned about and we believe the following should be done to improve the world trading system and make it fairer :-

Coffee

Coffee

Tea

Tea

Mangos

Mangos

It is because of this concern that we try to encourage Fairtrade policies whenever possible, so for more information on Fairtrade and how you can help please see the links below :-

And personal favourite link on this subject because it tastes great is :-

Divine – Heavenly Chocolate with a Heart

Divine - Chocolate

In short if you have a choice in the shop buy Fairtrade goods and do your bit to help the struggling two-thirds of the worlds population do so.