21 May '11, 4pm

Does Fair Trade Mean Organic and Vice Versa?

Does Fair Trade Mean Organic and Vice Versa?

We hear these words all the time and by now, you're surely familiar with the term organic and likely familiar with the term Fair Trade certified as well. But does Fair Trade mean that the product was grown organically and does organic mean that those that produced your foods were treated fairly? Not necessarily. These labels both make us think that we're making conscious choices. And we are, but at the same time they are not interchangeable terms.The organic label certifies how food is grown; it does not denote fair labor practices. Fair Trade does not always mean that foods are grown organically. Environmental Sustainabilty and Fair Trade However, there is a link between Fair Trade and sustainably grown . Fair Trade USA has environmental standards and incentivises organic farming by offering more money for organic products so the practices are often more attractive to far...

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