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Footprint Awards 2014 Winners Announced

THE WINNERS of the fourth annual Footprint Awards were last night [22nd May] finally revealed at a glittering ceremony at the prestigious East Wintergarden, after a series of recounts due to nail-bitingly close judging scores across the categories. In an unprecedented turn of events, which organisers hailed as another sign that entry standards in 2014…
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Fairtrade farmers enjoy lift in sales and numbers

THE TOTAL number of small-scale farmers involved in Fairtrade schemes has topped one million. By the end of 2011, sales revenues on Fairtrade terms were also 26% higher than the previous year.   The data comes rom a stretching new report by Fairtrade International (FLO), which details the full impacts of the certification scheme.  …
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Fairtrade products up 12%

FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS achieved double digit growth in 2011, according to the latest figures from the Fairtrade Foundation.   Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in 2011 reached £1.32bn, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17bn in 2010. Bananas, coffee, tea are all also showing “steady growth”. However, cocoa and sugar were the standout successes with…
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Four Fingered Ethics

As consumers become increasingly interested in the origins and sustainability credentials of their food, companies like Nestlé are taking important steps to improve economic and social conditions for the cocoa farming communities. Nestlé, one of the biggest global users of cocoa, has set out an ambitious global Cocoa Plan to improve the lives of cocoa…
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