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Fair Trade and Fair Food Movements

This guide provides reliable information on Fair Trade and Fair Food Movements.


This guide will help you learn about Fair Trade and Fair Food Movements. The guide provides resources for research and activism. Navigate through the tabs above to find and explore useful websites and library resources.



Recommendation: Select the Videos tab in this guide to learn about the Films on Demand database. STLCC students and faculty can use to view the award winning documentary film Black Gold and more. Access to the documentary, Fair Food: Field to Table is also provided under the Videos tab and Websites tab.

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade. They can be recognised by the WFTO logo.

Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.   Source: WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization)

Explore resources on Fair Trade and Fair Food Movements under the "Websites" tab. 

Fair Trade Products - Look for Labels

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000