Coffee prices are determined on the New York and London stock exchanges even though coffee is grown exclusively in Southern countries. Speculation often causes large price fluctuations.
More than 5 million peasant farmers and craftspeople benefit from fair trade.
Europeans have access to certified fair trade chocolate, tea, bananas, sugar, orange juice, and honey, as well as various handicrafts.
Fair trade coffee is served in the European, Swiss, Dutch, British, German, and Belgian parliaments and now in the Parliament of British Columbia!
Are you fascinated?
Don't hold these posts against me, blogging for 24 hours just is not conducive for interesting writing.