Essay: Corporate Food Regimes Profit From Global Food Crises

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[. . .] Fair Trade certification has historically been available only to farmers and farms in developing countries. Of the food consumed in the United States, more than 80% is produced domestically, which means that most of the people and sources associated with this food production fall outside the scope of Fair Trade certification. Moreover, Fair Trade certification has far-reaching and substantive impact beyond sustainability and commodity prices. Food growers who seek Fair Trade certification must meet and "adhere to stringent social and environmental standards" (Gonzales, 2014). These standards include equal opportunity employment, freedom of association, regulated chemical use, recruitment best practices, and safe working conditions (Gonzales, 2014). Moreover, Fair Trade certified participants can also benefit from the premiums they earn by improving education, healthcare, and housing (Gonzales, 2014).

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