Labels Unveiled: Fairtrade

argylesock says… Belatedly, I’ve just discovered my fellow blogger Janina’s series ‘labels unveiled’. I’m glad you’re doing this, Janina.

Food (Policy) For Thought

Last time I was talking about Labeling Fables I floated the idea of unveiling some of the most prominent labels so you know what you are buying in the grocery store. Well, here is installment #1: Starting with one of the most famous labels around: Fairtrade. Chances are, you know it stands for fair trade (duh.) and treating producers more fairly in the value chain. But how exactly does that work?

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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