community trade What are your thoughts on this type of business? For those of you that don't know what teh hell I'm talking about you can read about it here. The Body Shop is the first major retailer I've seen that is so proud about doing this sort of thing. They buy their erm.. natural 'ingredients' from farmers in poor countries, because they want to help out the people that are in need in these places. I'm not sure whether to believe they're doing this for the actual good of these countries/people, or to think they're doing it because they know they can get their natural, what would normally be expensive ingredients for their products, at a below average price (or so it seems). What are your thoughts on this? Think they're going for the cheapest possible resource of these normally expensive goods? Or think they're really actually trying to help out these poor people, and provide them with a buyer that wants the goods they produce.