We talk a lot about buying organic and non-GMO foods, but how often do you consider fair trade when you're shopping? Did you know that Fair Trade Certified™ tropical fruits have been available for over a decade now in the US? And in Europe, they've been available since the mid-90s. Fair Trade farms adhere to all international legislation regarding pesticide-use standards, meaning the most dangerous pesticides are never used. Even more encouraging news -- many of the Fair Trade fruit farmers are embracing organic farming.
We'll be talking a lot more about Fair Trade in the coming weeks. Let's spread awareness.