But, following pressure from local schoolchildren, the council is set to introduce fair trade goods to school canteens and cafeterias.It's so sad to think that a few children have fallen for the "fair" trade con. But no - it's not just a few:
An 800-signature petition was created by pupils from Kinross, Crieff, Pitlochry, Auchterarder and Perth asking that Fairtrade produce be sold in their schools.And, unsurprisingly:
It was backed by local MSP Roseanna Cunningham and other politicians.I find it deeply disturbing that a bunch of economic illiterates have brainwashed 800 schoolchildren into advocating policies that harm people in the third world. On the other hand, perhaps I'm wrong. After all, there was a 97.3% pass rate in this year's Standard Grade exams, although the rate did fall to a disturbing low of 96.7% in economics.