A cuppa fair brew?


The Chamraj tea estate in South India was among the very first farms to receive fair trade certification in 1994. Now 15 years later, has fair trade made a difference to the lives of workers there?

The little video is neat to see how peoples’ lives have been affected at the grassroots level. Ignore the non-sequitur tacked onto the end. Honestly, though it sounds like a longer piece has been edited down, I think it just reflects editorial policy at the Guardian.

I love the paper and source it as much as any other; but, someone has decided you can’t present a piece that’s 100% positive. So, if the folks at this tea plantation have benefitted across the board from Fair Trade – the editors want to remind you that someone, somewhere else, isn’t doing as well.

Very fracking Presbyterian.

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