What does Fair-Trade Certified mean?

Kate Geagan
Nutrition & Dietetics
This label ensures that a minimum price above market price was paid to the farmers for their products, and promotes sustainable agriculture as well. This mark is administered by the group TransFair USA, so make sure the mark is the original Fair Trade mark, as some independent companies have started selling products with off-shoots of the seal, deeming products “fairly traded” or other similar deviations. It's most important in buying chocolate, tea, spices, and tropical fruits like mangoes, bananas and pineapple. This helps ensure that the world’s remaining rainforest and tropical forest areas (which both act like giant lungs for the earth and are a carbon sink), are responsibly managed. Conventional products from these parts of the world can be some of the biggest carbon polluters in your cart.

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