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  • Farmers in Peru

    8 ways Fairtrade farmers protect the environment

    5 June 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    Farmers say climate change is one of the number one threats they face. Millions of farmers around the world who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods are among the worst affected.

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  • Oil palm fruit

    Avoid at all costs? Why sustainable palm oil from Ghana and Ecuador is the future

    8 May 2018 by Traidcraft

    At 66 million tons annually, palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil and can be found in almost half of our everyday purchases. 

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  • Cotton ginning

    The true cost of fast fashion

    25 April 2018 by Martine Parry

    The UK spends £27 billion on clothes each year and there’s no sign that our obsession for fast fashion is slowing down.

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  • Fresh Fairtrade Tea

    Good cuppa - 10 facts about Fairtrade tea

    11 December 2017 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Britons drink 876 cups of tea a year! We consider the value of making those 876 cups of tea Fairtrade. 

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  • Gold Coast Pineapple farm - competition law trial 2

    Does competition law serve consumer interest and future food needs

    23 November 2017 by Tim Aldred (Head of Policy at the Fairtrade Foundation)

    A new report from the Fairtrade Foundation finds that government regulation, which is meant to secure the UK’s food for the future, might just have been lending a helping hand in creating conditions where future prices will go up, and quality will go down.

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  • Organic September

    Organic September: 8 things you didn't know were Fairtrade and organic

    13 September 2017 by Emily McCoy

    It’s September and time for the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic. To help you have a fun but fair Organic September I've picked out some of the most unusual products that are both Fairtrade and organic. 

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    Organic is the new green

    1 September 2016 by Niti Parikh, Pratibha Syntex

    From the Green Revolution to organic farming. In the heart of India, cotton growers have led the way in rejecting harmful chemicals and GM-seeds, working with nature, rather than against it.  

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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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  • Percol

    Percol coffee and Fairtrade team up to fight coffee plant disease

    15 March 2016 by Harriet Matley, Percol Coffee

    Percol Coffee and the Fairtrade Foundation join forces to help coffee farmers in Guatemala tackle devastating coffee plant disease, ‘La Roya’.

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  • sugar 1

    25 years on Fairtrade is still needed

    11 March 2016 by Anne Salter, Fairtrade campaigner

    Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.

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