Business Conversation Questions are widely used in speaking activities as pair interview or group discussion.
Claire Longdon is a consumer in Britain: ‘I believe in fair trade. When I buy products, especially commodities like coffee or bananas, I look for the Fairtrade mark. The Fairtrade organization makes sure that producers and growers, often smallholders – small farmers – are paid a fair price, not just the market price, which can be catastrophically low. ” Producers are encouraged to form co-operatives – organizations jointly owned by them – in order to sell their product without going through the usual middlemen – wholesalers. ‘Prices can fall dramatically when there is overproduction around the world, causing a glut in a particular commodity, but Fairtrade guarantees prices paid to producers.’