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  • Fairtrade Baking Ingredients

    Fairtrade Baking Ingredients

    23 February 2019 by Katy O'Brien

    It’s easy to forget when we’re baking a cake, that the ingredients we use have been grown by people just like us, in countries across the world. Planted, tended, picked and cared-for by someone as part of their job. To think that they might not have been paid fairly for this work is almost unimaginable.

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  • Banana cake

    Fairtrade Banana Cake Recipe

    2 January 2019 by Fairtrade

    Gather your ingredients, then stir, mix and mash your way to tasty goodnes. Follow this easy-peasy recipe and get stuck in! 

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  • Washing bananas - photo by Ian Berry

    Top 12 Facts about Fairtrade Bananas

    23 August 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    In the UK we eat 5 billion bananas every year. How much do you know about this delicious and versatile fruit?

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  • Trump

    What Trump means by Free and Fair Trade

    11 July 2018 by Helen Dennis

    Donald Trump is in the UK this week. This will no doubt mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but when it comes to “fair trade”, what does he mean?

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  • Tony Todd's Fairtrade Chocolate Tarte

    Tony Rodds Tantalisingly Tempting Tarte for Chocolate Week

    10 October 2017 by Emily McCoy

    In this recipe Tony Rodd, owner of London based restaurant Copper & Ink , combines two of the most popular Fairtrade ingredients to create a sumptuous delight for chocolate lovers.

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  • Mike Gidney with tea farmer

    Why Fairtrade invests in the farmers and workers of tomorrow

    27 June 2017 by Mike Gidney, Fairtrade CEO

    When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.

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  • Air

    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

    20 July 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

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  • Colombia 3

    Farming superheroes to the rescue

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    We’ve all got our own favourite superheroes. Not necessarily the muscle-bound titans of “Batman vs Superman” which has been showing all over the world in recent weeks - including my local cinema in the Dominican Republic.

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    Tapping in to change - Fairtrade and water

    21 March 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Around 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to good quality water. Rachel Wadham reflects on meeting Kenyan tea farmer Teresa Kurgat, and learning about the many benefits access to clean drinking water has brought to her and the local community.  

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  • APPG

    Democracy in action at launch of new Fairtrade group in Parliament

    21 March 2016 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy for the Fairtrade Foundation

    The launch of the first all party parliamentary group (APPG) for Fairtrade was one of the highlights of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight providing an opportunity for more MPs to get involved with Fairtrade.

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