3 May 2010
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate is the most recent Fairtrade Certified product to hit shelves across in Australia and New Zealand. It joins products such as coffee, tea, bananas and cotton that now carry the fairtrade label.
Information about the "Big Swap" campaign which encourages people to switch to fairtrade products along with a buying guide for such products is available from the Fair Trade Association website.