Saturday, July 24, 2004

Filipino Fair Trade

In the Philippines, there's a lot of not-so-well compensated farm labor.

Fortunately, a ray of hope comes out of the Panay Fair Trade Centre in Iloilo, which is a little south, not far, of where my dad is from. The centre produces organic Mascobado sugar (raw cane sugar) on approximately 60 hectares for the European fair trade market.

I don't have a digital picture of Iloilo, but I do have this picture of me in a tricycle at the other end of the island, on Boracay. Considering that 10 minutes riding on a tricycle costs about a quarter, I don't think they're fair trade either.

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