What do you mean "akin to slavery", wasn't this outlawed 200 years ago?

The Fairtrade movement has many parallels with those who campaigned against the slavery trade 200 years ago. There are adults and children being paid so little for producing some of the goods on our shelves that they can only just exist - that is extreme poverty - and the future of many developing countries relies on trade to lift them out of poverty. If we do not pay a fair price for the goods we buy from them, then they will remain in abject poverty for years to come. You might like to look at the slavery exhibition page at http://the-park.net/moggerhangerpark/.