John Cranfield in the Ontario Farmer, October 28, 2008
Letter to the editor
Dear Editor - In his Aug. 14 column "Fair-trade coffee far from a fair deal," Gene Callahan is right about a few things but rather sensationalist and off the mark on others.
He argues that fair trade is a poverty trap that lures small farmers in low-income countries away from better paying jobs. However, fair trade aims to help farmers already growing particular crops, not lure new farmers, and establish a price floor to help them maintain a minimum standard of living.
Guelph students swept the MSc and PhD thesis awards at the CAES meetings in Quebec City. Predrag Rajsic and Kate Tsiplova were co-recipients of the best MSc thesis award for 2007 and Richard Vyn won the PhD thesis award for 2005-2007. Congratulations Predrag, Kate and Richard!
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Dr. John Cranfield is speaking about - "Proposed Food Labelling Rules Under Fire " Article.
Dr. Karl Meilke is speaking about "Rome meeting to urge nations to lift trade curbs and price controls to ease plight of poor".