Thanks for the new issue of Natural Life. I was surprised and pleased to see your mention, in the "Finding Community" article sidebar, of our community.I feel we're going through a blossoming period in Morninglory's ongoing story. Good people, good music, willingness to face the issues, young people feeling at home here, a bit of building to house our cider press, gardens and orchards producing. ...and more.By establishing a fixed price on their products, the producers and craftspeople are paid a fair price allowing them to progressively get out of poverty. A problem with conventional trade is the number of intermediaries between the producer and the consumer, who get most of the money from the product, rather than the producer. With fair trade, these intermediaries are cut out so that the maximum of the profits go to the producer.
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