Building Democracy in Tea
Rink Dickinson and Deepak Khandelwal introduced some of the thinking behind our new Equal Exchange Action Forum and our analysis of some of the overarching trends which pose a problematic and bleak future for democracy, economic justice, and environmental sustainability within the global food system. They wrote about the fact that there are very few alternative trade organizations (ATOs) like Equal Exchange, who value people over profit and seek to nurture larger systemic change throughout supply chains. In the case of tea, for example, it is highly likely that the tea products lining grocery store shelves—even tea sold as Fair Trade—are sourced from huge plantations with horrendous labor conditions ...
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