According to Fair Trade USA, 5 million men, women, and children in developing countries benefit from the sale of Fair Trade products. "An item that is Fair Trade certified is produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way: No children are employed, the environment isn't threatened, the working conditions are safe, and the labor force is justly compensated." That all sounds pretty good, huh?
So, at the store, look for the Fair Trade certification seal on your coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, honey, and wine. For a list of brands and products that are Fair Trade certified, visit www.fairtradeusa.org. If your family is a Keurig family, like ours, check out this list of Keurig coffees that are Fair Trade certified (whew!! Wild Mountain Blueberry made the list! That's a relief. I really wouldn't want to give that one up!)