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Fair Trade coffee has been gaining ground since the late 1980's and is probably the most well-known fair trade product. Even large U.S. coffee companies like Starbucks, Newman's Own and Green Mountain Coffee offer fair trade coffee. For good reason. Global coffee production has been tied to many forms of exploitation. Fair trade coffee is grabbing attention and more and more of the market but has also become a source of controversy. Fair trade coffee has been attacked and defended from all sides. Follow the links below to read and decide for yourself. Or visit our COFFEE page to buy your coffee from companies that are making a genuine difference for coffee farmers!
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