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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

FAIR TRADE AND ORGANIC FOOD PANEL



Burlington, VT - Last time I was up in Vermont we stopped by a panel discussion about Fair Trade and Organic food. We were lured in with the promise of Fair Trade Chocolate and Coffee, and Vermont Ice Cream. The talk was very interesting and I learned a few interesting things. Did you know that milk is basically controlled by two big corporations? Did you know that there is a wide interpretation of what can be called organic? I misplaced the documentation from the discussion but as I remember the panel consisted of a person from Guatamala who works with "Free Trade" coffee growers, a dairy farmer who started an all Vermont milk association, an organic farmer, and a business man who works with women from Tibet who make pressed flower greeting cards. This discussion was sponsored by The Peace and Justice Center and Store from Burlington VT.(Click for Website)


Mmmmmm Fair Trade Ice Cream from the Vermont Milk Company.

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