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Make food fair, say shoppers

Two in three people think farmers are underpaid. Meanwhile, the majority believe that food companies (92%) and government (85%) should take responsibility for delivering fair and sustainable food. The figures come from a new survey of 1,004 consumers, published by the Fairtrade Foundation and Globescan. The poll also showed that 65% believe responsibly produced food…
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Business partnerships boost Fairtrade

New business partnerships have driven sales of Fairtrade products in a “pivotal year” for the scheme. “Fairtrade has really begun to demonstrate how by working together, companies and charities can drive impact and support communities to develop industries, boosting local economies and enabling societies to flourish,” said Fairtrade Foundation CEO Michael Gidney. More than 400…
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Charities demand GCA protection for overseas suppliers

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has been urged to do more to stamp out unfair supply chain practices that affect food suppliers in developing countries. The call came from the Fairtrade Foundation to coincide with the GCA’s annual conference where a YouGov survey showed that only 54% of overseas direct suppliers were aware of the…
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Time for (ethical) tea

FAIRTRADE HAS become a badge of honour for many coffee brands. But the £300m out-of-home tea market has been forgotten, says Euan Venters.                   Fairtrade can seem like a “must have” for cafés, coffee shops and canteens. For many consumers the Fairtrade Mark has become an expected…
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Footprint Awards 2015: What the industry said….

What do you get when you put some chickens, an ex-rugby international and a dishwasher salesman on a podium together at an awards do? You get a tremendously funny, yet informative night, as the Footprint Awards 2015 showed. The sustainability elite of the foodservice industry gathered together to celebrate achievements, share winning strategies, catch up…
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Footprint Awards shortlist reveals industry’s green leaders

THE SHORTLIST for the prestigious Footprint Awards has been announced, revealing the foodservice and hospitality sector’s leading sustainable companies.                     The annual awards scheme this year celebrates its fifth anniversary, and remains the only initiative to honour the sustainable achievements of companies across the entire food…
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Sugar report claims EU reforms could drive farmers into poverty

THE FAIRTRADE FOUNDATION has released a report which claims that a planned reform of the European sugar market has the potential to drive farmers into extreme poverty over the next five years.                     The Sugar Crash report outlines the possibility that as many as 200,000 farmers…
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Sodexo hosts Foncho and Enrique to promote Fairtrade message

TO CELEBRATE Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 Sodexo has welcomed coffee farmer, Enrique and banana farmer Foncho at a number of its client sites over the two-week campaign period.                   Sodexo is committed to increasing the purchase of products from fairly traded certified sources as a key part of…
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Appetite for Fairtrade grows

THE FAIRTRADE Foundation today launches Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 9 March) and its major new Make Bananas Fair campaign by announcing continued growth in Fairtrade sales of 14 per cent during 2013, demonstrating continuing public and business support for Fairtrade goods.                   Sales of Fairtrade products in 2013…
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Ashish Deo: Fairtrade Foundation’s commercial director

THE HORSEMEAT scandal at the start of the year renewed consumers’ focus on where their food is coming from. The demand for transparency and traceability has definitely shifted from the often narrow environmental focus of previous years to one which requires companies to talk about much more than carbon and water.        …
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