Author: Gavin Fridell

Gavin Fridell is a Canada Research Chair in International Development at Saint Mary's University in Halifax and the author of Coffee (Polity). His article on the LCBO and ethical trade comes out in the summer issue of Human Geography.

  • Brewing the Right Cup of Coffee

    Gavin Fridell interviewed by Arturo Ezquerro-Cañete Coffee is one of the most valuable commodities exported by the global South (seconded only by oil and illegal drugs), generating billions of dollars in … Keep reading »

  • Wynne Gives Big Retail the Gift of Beer

    The heads of big retail might be walking with a spring in their step this week due to a potentially generous gift from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. After months of … Keep reading »

  • Alternative Trade

    Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously declared on many occasions that “there is no alternative” to economic liberalism and free trade. This popular slogan, referred to by the acronym … Keep reading »

  • Coffee Crisis in Central America

    A major coffee crisis is brewing in Central America. Its impact has already been felt by the poorest workers and farmers, and things could get a whole lot worse. In … Keep reading »

  • Wheat Board Becomes a Plank

    The Day the Wheat Board Died

    On August 1, 2012, the Conservative government will bring an end to a major Canadian institution and one of the world’s largest, longest-standing, and most successful “state trading enterprises.” After … Keep reading »

  • Corporations Occupy Fair Trade

    Over the past few weeks the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has shone the spotlight on corporate power and social inequality, and calls have begun to emerge from within the … Keep reading »