Anyone in the FairTrade business want to speak to LSE students about the sector?

LSE's People and Planet Society is looking for speakers for *a panel
discussion* to be held on *Tuesday, 2 March at 7 pm* at the London School of
Economics, called, *"Is Fair Trade Really Fair?"* We'll have someone from
the Fair Trade Foundation present, so we're looking for panel members who
can round out the debate.

We're hoping speakers can address questions such as:

- What are the benefits and drawbacks of Fair Trade?
- Are its criteria rigorous enough to really provide a fair deal for
small producers?
- Is Fair Trade and ethical consumption only for the wealthy?
- Is Fair Trade 'selling out' by becoming so mainstream, with its recent
appearance on Cadbury and Nestl? wrappers, or is it good that it's becoming
more prevalent?
- To what extent can global standards be adapted to individual
circumstances, or are they too 'one size fits all'?
- Has the Fair Trade label itself become fetishized as it has become more
mainstream, failing to illuminate the relations of production along the
supply chain?
- Where should Fair Trade aim to go from here?
- What are the larger inequities in the global agrifood system that we
need to address, in tandem with Fair Trade, to work towards a more
sustainable and ethical system?
- Anything else you may specialise in or wish to discuss.

We are happy to reimburse travel costs in London. Please contact
katiehust@gmail.com if you might be able to join us!

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