Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fair Trade and the Global Food Economy

a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 11th at 7:30pm in the Library Athenaeum.

Should our global market be based on free trade or fair trade principles? Are fair trade products the more ethical products? How is our current economy affecting the fair trade market?

- Lee Wallace, Director of Peace Coffee, a company founded as a project to prove fair trade is a viable business model
- Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, co-founder of Peace Coffee, and currently executive director of the Latino Enterprise Center
- Erik Esse, Director of the Minneapolis-based Local Fair Trade Network
- Mike Hemesath, Chair of the Carleton economics department, professor of international trade and health economics, and director of the Ethical Inquiry at Carleton (EthIC) program

Fair Trade snacks provided. Sponsored by Food Truth & EthIC

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