By  on November 23, 2010

GENEVA — The U.S., China, European Union and India have provided $47.6 billion in cotton subsidies since 2001, which has devastated 10 million poor West African producers, a report by the U.K.-based Fairtrade Foundation said.

The study reveals “one of the greatest trade injustices of our time,” said Harriet Lamb, executive director of the Fairtrade Foundation, an independent certification body that licenses its mark to products that meet certain criteria for ethical manufacturing.

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