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  • The reality behind ‘bananageddon’

    7 April 2014 by Martine Parry, Media and Public Relations Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    ‘Bananageddon’ is a word that has been bandied around this weekend in national newspapers, ahead of an upcoming report from the United Nations (UN) on the spread of Panama disease across banana farms and the devastating effect it is having on farmers.

    Here Martine Parry, Fairtrade Foundation Media and Public Relations Manager, explains why the reality behind the bananageddon headlines is far from sensational as thousands of farmers struggle to contain this destructive disease.

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  • Fairtrade Fortnight: The Last Leg

    10 March 2014 by Donna Simpson, Press Officer at the Fairtrade Foundation

    The weekend saw the face of Fairtrade Fortnight, Foncho, visiting Scotland as the final leg of the Fortnight producer tour. Donna Simpson, press officer at the Fairtrade Foundation, witnessed the strength behind the campaign with him.

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