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  • But the same is true for just about any product on the shelves. And yes, yes you can buy fairly traded and organic goods in the US. In many cases you have a better chance of doing this than in other countries. There are several reasons for this. Good ethics are something companies can charge more far, and americans tend to have more disposable income (at least those whose wages haven't been eroded). Also, not exactly congruent, but last I heard the US is the only country which requires country of origin labelling of goods. (That's goods, not materials though.)
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    • Actually the UK has country of origin labelling as does much of the EU. In fact the EU has very strong labelling laws that the US refuse to comply with about things like GMO, Origin, etc.

      Also you will find many shops where you can be sure that the products were sourced ethically such as Oxfam and others.

      The worst products are clothing, rugs/carpets, sporting goods, charcoal and chocoloate. All are associated with child labor and slavery. A little research (or just buying british/local goods) means you c

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      • That is *required*? Hmm. Odd, as this came up in
        a class just last semester (http://www.mit.edu/~11.122/).
        GMO is a horse of a different color.

        It's hard to rate "worst" badness. But I'd likely
        put shoes somewhere high up there. Or does that
        fall under the British defiintion of clothing ;-)

        I'm pretty sure cacao doesn't grow in the UK,
        nor carob for that matter :-P
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        • Well when it comes to GMO - the US has been hampering Tracability of products and threatening a trade war over labelling GMO goods.

          In europe you can still survive without GMO food or products - no major supermarket will sell GMO food.

          I think shoes come under both clothing and sporting goods.

          You can buy fair traded products that ensure that farmers and workers are given a fair deal and decent working conditions so even if you don't buy UK produce you can be sure that it isn't contaminated by child slav

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