FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED
Maine Root uses Fair Trade Certified organic sugar in all of our sodas. Fair Trade certification ensures that sugar cane farmers receive a fair price for their harvest, creates direct trade links between farmer-owned cooperatives and buyers, and provides access to affordable credit. By using Fair Trade certified products, farmers and their families are earning a better income for their hard work-allowing them to hold on to their land, keep their kids in school, and invest in the quality of their harvest.
Protecting the environment
By using Fair Trade Certified Organic Sugar, Maine Root is keeping large amounts of herbicides and pesticides that are commonly sprayed on to sugar cane crops out of the ecosystem . We support Fair Trade farms, where producers must adhere to strict standards regarding the use and handling of pesticides, the protection of natural waters, virgin forest and other ecosystems of high ecological value, and the management of erosion and waste.
Selling at Fair Trade prices enables small sugar farmers to pay for organic certification and training in sustainable agriculture techniques. By enjoying Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages, you are helping teach the future farmers of the world to grow organic Fair Trade Certified sugar cane. How cool is that?