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  • Catching Up with Fair Trade...

    Gday All....

    Just wondering if anyone managed to catch the SBS Doco "The Bitter Taste of Tea" on Wednesday A/noon. It focuses specifically on the Fair Trade Reality that exists between FT and many so-called Fair Trade certified Tea Plantations. I know its not about coffee but it gives some insight on how this organisation actually operates and what it means for the people doing the work on the ground.... Quite revealing

    Can be watched online at http://player.sbs.com.au/programs by selecting the programme from the R/H scrolling list....

    Mal.

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    Re: Catching Up with Fair Trade...

    Yeah, I caught most of it. It was very enlightening.

    The most revealing part was how disinterested the managers of Fair Trade were in the results of the investigation and the failure of the program to deliver to the pickers.  

    Watching one FT manager defend a 10% per month interest rate on loans made to the workers (from the FT money) was somewhat horrific. >

    It seemed that Fair Trade only became interested in the results when the results were shown to the retailers and they made their commitment to FT goods dependent on getting positive outcomes for the pickers.

    Money talks.

    Greg

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      Re: Catching Up with Fair Trade...

      heres the direct link to the program: http://player.sbs.com.au/programs#/programs_08/fullepisodes/latestepisodes/playlist/The-Bitter-Taste-Of-Tea-Full-Ep/

      Unfortunately I get the msg that the video does not exist or is no longer available.


      Java "Click denied!" phile
      Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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        Re: Catching Up with Fair Trade...

        Originally posted by 78534453425A5B5E57320 link=1265893591/2#2 date=1265924665
        heres the direct link to the program: http://player.sbs.com.au/programs#/programs_08/fullepisodes/latestepisodes/playlist/The-Bitter-Taste-Of-Tea-Full-Ep/

        Unfortunately I get the msg that the video does not exist or is no longer available.


        Java "Click denied!" phile
        I think that may be because youre in the US - I know the ABC do an IP address check for their iView service to restrict it to Australians, reckon SBS is doing it too.
        The link youve provided works fine for me (in Sydney).

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