The evolution of global trade in the late 1800's gave us the opportunity to enjoy foods like quinoa from Peru, and coffee from Honduras. Sadly the supply chains established to move these products from small producers to market economies like the U.S. have barely changed in almost 200 years.
Most trade is dominated by a small handful of massive multinationals who procure product through an inefficient series of traders and middlemen. Each taking profit that could go to farmers as income or to consumers as cost savings. Not to mention the rampant fraud taking place each time food changes hands for a markup.
We believe this is our obligation for future generations of farmers and consumers.