Define the following terms:
Fair trade- Is an organized social movement that helps people in developing countries to make better working and trading conditions and to promote sustainability. The certification advocates payment of a higher price to farmers, cuts out the middle man and inspections for higher environmental standards along with working conditions and pay.
Organic Agriculture- Relies on techniques such as crop integration and rotation, green manure and compost, no synthetic chemicals. It sustains the health of soils, does not rely on fossil fuels, and is better overall for ecosystems and people. It boosts local economies and helps foster sustainable communities.
Collective Bargaining- is a process of negotiations to reach agreements on working conditions and pay. a collective agreement on wages, hours, rules and working conditions.
International Labor Rights Forum- Non-profit organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide.
Respond to the following though questions:
Think about the dinner you had last night. Pick an ingredient or two and try to track back their production. Where were they produced? Who produced them? Were they “fair trade”
Luckily, i had a deer roast last night. Family brought it out from Illinois for us. So the main course of the meal was sustainably produced, but just about everything else was not. With our cans of cola and beer and green beans and potatoes, we were not reaching a fair trade standard. However, i do feel that it would have been pretty easy and not too expensive to get the fair trade green beans and potatoes from the co-op, they were just left overs from thanksgiving at the Inn. I do see myself in the near future with a huge garden and hunting so we dont rely too much on the unsustainable system.