From the Back Cover
But what's the alternative? The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade gives you a good idea. Dispensing with the marketing spin of orthodox economics, it tells the human story behind the things we consume. In the divide between consumers and producers, rich and poor, North and South, it discovers positive options that are already available on supermarket shelves.
The threads of a complex issue are pulled together into a summary of key concepts and factual evidence - a lively, digestible and radical guide for the general reader as well as campaigners and specialists in development, globalization and international affairs.
'If trade undermines life, narrows it or impoverishes it, then it can destroy the world. If it enhances life, then it can change the world. That's why David Ransom's book is so urgent. It is a crucial part of the argument for trade with a different bottom line, and it's never been so important. That's why I'm delighted to commend it.' Anita Roddick, Founder & Co-Chair, The Body Shop --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.