Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition

Dedicated to raising awareness and building demand for Fair Trade in the Bay Area.
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Grains of Change: Fair Trade Rice in Southeast Asia

30 people attended the Fair Trade rice tasting at Ritual Coffee Roasters on January 19, as everyone crammed into a tiny area at the back of the cafe to hear Ellen Roggemann speak about her experiences on a rice farm in Thailand. Most people heard about the event through "word of mouth", while others read our posting on Craigslist or were just attracted to the crowd of people at the back of the cafe. This event was the first in a series of educational events that the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition is planning. The next speaker is still undetermined, so if you have input, write to Greg at