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    A bit open ended but what do you guys think. Would you ever consider buying fairtrade food?
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    (Original post by Mariam Safe)
    A bit open ended but what do you guys think. Would you ever consider buying fairtrade food?
    I do when I can. A society i'm in at uni had a fairtrade cafe last term!
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    yes. i'm addicted to 'dubble bars
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    I would buy the coffee if it was any good. Plus, my friend has been so staunchly for it that I'm fed up with it!
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    (Original post by jammyd)
    I do when I can. A society i'm in at uni had a fairtrade cafe last term!
    good stuff. its all about advertising really and thats a fairtrade cafe is a very good way. Will you have it in the forseeable future, or was it only last term?
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    yes. i'm addicted to 'dubble bars
    sorry, but what are 'dubble bars?
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    (Original post by Mariam Safe)
    sorry, but what are 'dubble bars?
    the ones they're seelin to raise money for comic relief
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    We have a Fair Trade shop at college.

    Dubble Bars are one of the chocolate bars we sell, along with Divines and Maya Gold. And these horrible geo bar things. We kind of have a bit of a limited range at the moment, but oh well.
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    http://www.comicrelief.org.uk/other/fairtrade.shtml

    there's some info on here
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    (Original post by blissy)
    I would buy the coffee if it was any good. Plus, my friend has been so staunchly for it that I'm fed up with it!
    unfortunatly, it cant be as good as most of the stuff you can get at the supermarket, but the general idea is that the more you buy, the more self sufficient the farmers will become. And as this happens the quality of what they produce will also improve as they themselves will be able to afford the sophisticated machinery that the West uses, to purify, etc.
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    i prefer it to financial aid at least.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    i prefer it to financial aid at least.
    So you are a compassionate human being after all: I take it this is your stance?:

    You see financial aid as 'charity'. 'Charity' is degrading. It is far better to make them self sufficient by indirectly supporting them in such ways.
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    http://www.comicrelief.org.uk/other/fairtrade.shtml

    there's some info on here
    ah, cheers for that
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    financial aid does not benefit those who need it, or in fact anyone who wants to see a nation develop.
    ....as it allows Western governments to feel some strange sense of righteousness, as they continue to ignore the fact that it is their protective tariffs which cause more harm to the poor than any help they may get in the name of 'finanical aid'.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    financial aid does not benefit those who need it, or in fact anyone who wants to see a nation develop.
    Umm, I think it can save the millions of lives that you are so conerned about at one point. rg. treatment of curable diseases, clean water, shelter, combating malnutrition. etc
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    (Original post by kildare)
    ....as it allows Western governments to feel some strange sense of righteousness, .
    or balance wrongs (ie Iraq war):
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3490382.stm
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    (Original post by Mariam Safe)
    Umm, I think it can save the millions of lives that you are so conerned about at one point. rg. treatment of curable diseases, clean water, shelter, combating malnutrition. etc
    http://www.heritage.org
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    (Original post by Mariam Safe)
    or balance wrongs (ie Iraq war):
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3490382.stm
    how very cynical...

    countries such as those on the African continent will never improve with handouts.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    http://www.heritage.org
    You just posted a link with disprooving what i said.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    how very cynical...

    countries such as those on the African continent will never improve with handouts.
    again, justification?
 
 
 
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