Almost all of the Fairtrade nuts in UK supermarkets come from an organisation called Liberation Foods CIC which is anything but a usual company.
On November 6th, 2011, over 5,000 people gathered in Mar del Plata to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the “IV Summit of the Americas” where Latin American presidents rejected the US-led initiative to establish a free trade zone for the entire region with the exception of Cuba.
Another way is possible: fair trade, cooperation and solidarity
Current events and discussion on the crisis in the Eurozone and more globally, have raised interesting questions of democratic deficit, sovereignty over economic policy and whether countries can work co-operatuively together to improve economic and social development.
Liberation Foods CIC is the world’s only Fairtrade nut company and its biggest shareholder is a co-operative of the very nut farming and gatherering groups which supply the nuts it sells.