Why Fair Trade Produce Labels Are Bogus


From a new article in Labor Notes and Jacobin by Anna Canning, Director of Communications for the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network.

Any U.S. consumer walking down the supermarket aisle will find berries, tomatoes, and other vegetables that are labeled “responsibly grown,” “farmworker-assured,” and “fair-trade certified.” But behind the labels, the Mexican workers who harvest these fruits and vegetables live and labor in conditions they call “twenty-first century slavery….

Read the rest of the article at the Labor Notes website.