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The Fair Trade Certified coffee movement exists today to ensure that the small size coffee producers who make up the majority of the worlds coffee production receive a fair price for their coffee Mass producers of coffee are able to grow their products at a cheaper expense often with lower quality and as a result they can sell their coffee for a cheaper price The problem with this is that the smaller producers must lower their coffee prices in order to attract any business at all Unfortunately the small producers have had to lower their prices so far that they cannot even survive on the money made from their sales Fair Trade organizations began in the late 1950s They started in Europe and the United States whose organizations bought goods directly from the third world countries in which they were produced These third world companies and producers were previously too dependent on commercial middlemen who often paid them unfair amounts for goods The Fair Trade organizations of Europe and the US made sure that these third world producers receive a fair livable wage When buying Fair Trade coffee you are benefiting people and the environment in several different ways First of all the conditions under which Fair Trade coffee is grown helps to protect the environment In order for coffee to get the Fair Trade Certification the coffee must be grown according to strict regulations Large farm producers of coffee are able to afford to clear a field of trees and use chemicals and pesticides to increase their coffee production thus hurting the natural state of the environment Fair Trade coffee is mostly grown under the shade of trees without chemicals This eliminates the problem of deforestation in an already disappearing rain forest ensures that animals living in this forested area will continue to have a home and also eliminates pesticide and herbicide pollution Other coffee certifications such as shade-grown organic or bird-friendly coffee also
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