How the Commodities Market is Pummeling Sugar Rights Holders

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How the Commodities Market is Pummeling Sugar Rights Holders

by Kendyl Salcito, NomoGaia
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In Belize, the biggest threat to #humanrights is the #commodities market http://bit.ly/20FxPbv via @Justmeans

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:00am

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Sugar. It’s such a labor-intensive crop that it drove the slave industry in the Caribbean for decades. Even in the two centuries since then, sugar has been at the center of allegations of forced labor, child labor and deadly working conditions.

Belize is home to perhaps the world’s most ethical sugar supply chain. It is nearly 100% certified by Fairtrade, from seed planting through sugar refinement — and on to rum production and ice cream churning.

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Photo: Rachel Greiman, Green Chair Stories.

Kendyl Salcito is Executive Director of NomoGaia, a nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to clarifying the corporate role in human rights protection and facilitating corporate responsibility for the communities impacted by capital projects.

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Belize | Commodities | Justmeans | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sugar | fairtrade

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