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Fair Trade Being Global Citizens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J60mvcp_Q_E
Fair Trade • Equal pay for equal work regardless of the gender or country • The goal is to get payment of a higher price to producers as well as increase social and environmental standards.
Fair Trade products include: • coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers and gold.
Cost of Fair Trade • Fair Trade costs more than “slave trade” because: • They pay higher wages • Give better working conditions • Tends to be more environmentally friendly practices like permaculture & Hugelkultur
Planned Holistic Management http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxgDcBHTFm4
Desertification • Land lost when drought strikes farmlands and pasture turns to desert • Not enough livestock • Monocropping – 1 crop (instead of rotating crops)
Permaculture– Planned Holistic Management • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5JLQqEV3qg#t=94
Permaculture– Planned Holistic Management • Reverses desertification • Eco-friendly farming practices • E.g. Goats & chickens on the olive farm • Other interesting videos http://www.chaffinfamilyorchards.com/educational-resources/food-and-farming-video-resources/
The Meatrix • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkc70ztOrc
Agribusiness • Agriculture + Big Business • Food becomes a commodity that can produced & traded for profit • Farms have become larger to produce more goods • E.g. Chinese garlic competing against Ontario garlic