Tuesday, May 29, 2007
As I've mentioned before in these pages, the people involved in the production of your tea are not always well compensated or treated. In hopes of improving this situation, Unilever, the company that owns Lipton, recently announced that they would be obtaining all of their tea from sustainable, ethical sources. Read more at Forbes.
For information about a Fairtrade tea initiative on a much smaller scale, check out this article, from the Somerset County Gazette, about some English students who have launched their own brand.
Finally, here's an article from one of the South African papers about the connection between tea and slavery.
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