Fair trade banana farmer

Some banana farmers, like this man, are part of
the fair trade movement, which extends beyond
coffee to other agricultural products. You can
support the movement by purchasing fair trade
bananas, coffee and chocolate.

What can you do?

As the fair trade movement gains popularity across the nation, you can do many things to get involved. Check out the guide to buying fair trade coffee, and learn what symbol to look for to guarantee the coffee you purchase is fair trade. Discover different ways to get involved in bringing fair trade to your local grocery store, workplace or parish. Join the fair trade movement for products besides coffee. Or check out the Web sites of some fair trade organizations for more information.

© 2006 by Mesa Johnson
E-mail me at mmjohnson2@stthomas.edu