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FAIRTASTE Organic Raw Cane Sugar
The organic raw cane sugar comes from a farmer cooperative in southern Paraguay. The co-op was founded in 1975 by small-scale farmers, and it became Fairtrade certified in 1999. Today, it has grown larger in scale with more than 1500 members; among them 800 are cane growers. The social premiums were used to support development of local communities, such as the establishment of a new community center and dental clinic, and providing free learning materials to poor children.