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Author Lamb, Harriet.

Title Fighting the banana wars and other fairtrade battles : how we took on the corporate giants to change the world / Harriet Lamb
Published London : Rider, 2008


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Description ix, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Summary Summary: From bananas and coffee beans to cotton and chocolate, Fairtrade has grown to become an important global movement that has revolutionised the way we shop. As Harriet Lamb, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, explains in this fascinating story, Fairtrade is about a better deal for workers and famers in the developing world.It's about making sure the food on our plates, and shirts on our backs, don't rob people in other countries of the means to feed or clothe themselves. She explores the journey, through an often unjust system, that Fairtrade items make from farm to consumer. And she uncovers the shocking cost of our demand for cheaper food. There is much still to be done. By hard work and high ideals, Fairtrade is starting to transform the lives of over 7 million farmers, workers and their families, and is a powerful symbol of how extraordinary change can be achieved against all the odds - by us all
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Fairtrade Foundation.
Food industry and trade -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Food industry and trade -- Great Britain.
Consumer behavior -- Great Britain.
ISBN 9781846040832 paperback
1846040833 paperback
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