Fair Trade Organic
Organic foods are produced using methods of organic farming – with limited modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, though organic pesticides, such as Bt toxin, are still used. Organic foods are also not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. The organic farming movement arose in the 1940s in response to the industrialization of agriculture that became known in the 1960s as the Green Revolution. Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry, distinct from private gardening. (Wikipedia) Due to costs concerns, some farms practice within Organic Compliant standards, which means they farm without usings chemicals but are not certified organic.
Purchasing Fair Trade coffee supports the efforts of coffee farmers by empowering them to fight poverty, improve lives, and protect the environment.