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As October is Fair Trade Month, we found this interesting article on the impact of fair trade on local culture.

“This is the fifth article in a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written in collaboration with Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States…

… Over the past year, author Kelsey Timmerman has traveled around the world meeting the people who catch, pick, and grow our food while conducting research for his upcoming book, WHERE AM I EATING? AN ADVENTURE THROUGH THE GLOBAL FOOD ECONOMY. During his travels, Kelsey met farmers whose lives have been deeply impacted by Fair Trade.

Today, to celebrate Fair Trade Month, he shares a story about an extraordinary culture in Northern Colombia that Fair Trade is actually helping to preserve.”

Read the full article here: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/10/fair-trade-lives-preserve-culture-2/.