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Christmas tree harvest workers 'paid too little'

Fair Trade campaigners claim workers who harvest the seeds which provide Europe with most of its Christmas trees are paid little and work in dangerous conditions.

BBC News has found low wages and poor safety conditions for some of those working in the industry in Georgia, the origin of most seed.

But as Angus Crawford has been finding out campaigners believe the pine cone trade could help show this impoverished country the path to prosperity.

  • 02 Dec 2010
  • From the section Europe