Is Fair Trade Becoming 'Fair Trade Lite'?
by Pallavi Gogoi
For some proponents of fair trade, however, that endorsement of their cause feels more like a co-opting. In trying to boost the participation of Wal-Mart and other large companies such as Procter & Gamble (PG), they fear the whole idea of helping small farmers is getting warped. Many of the beneficiaries, critics say, wind up being the same type of big operations that prospered under the old system. Full Story