As the demand for certified organic increases, people are becoming more aware of the ingredients in their food, the country of origin and especially the process in which these products are grown or made. It has been a common practice in many 3rd world countries to utilize child labor as well as heinous working conditions in order to be able to produce enough products in order to meet these demands.
The Fair Labor movement is trying to do something about it. Wages and labor conditions are measured and monitored at every point in the supply chain, not merely on the farm. In this way, social responsibility is promoted throughout the supply chain, providing a clear path for continuous improvement. This actually results in more productivity, less waste due to product recalls, less pollution and overall better for society as a whole.
Here is another picture of the group at an actual educational workshop! Education is really critical to the success of the group and is also key to high quality production!
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, Bena Burda, President and CEO of Maggie’s Functional Organics will be my guest to talk about what this certification entails. She will also talk about why she chose to certify her entire line of products and how this certification will impact her business. If you own a business or are a consumer, it is important to educate yourself about exactly how our products are made and why this certification is becoming critical to protecting our environment. If you would like to listen to the segment, please click Why Fair Labor is Less Work to download the show or visit the show’s page.
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