Cape Town - Wine farmers may have to label their products to
indicate they were produced under fair labour conditions, Trade and
Industry Minister Rob Davies has said, Beeld reported on Thursday.
"The government is continuously busy promoting our
interests and products internationally, but at home we expect to see
progress as far as issues like ethical trade practices are concerned,"
he was quoted as saying.
Davies said he would take the label issue further, and
that it might amount to farmers being compelled to put labels on their
products assuring consumers the wines were produced under humane labour
Davies said he was not at all surprised by the protests by Western Cape farmworkers.
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