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Still time to be part of Fair-trade fortnight

Lifestyle / Thu 5th Mar 2015 at 10:16am

Fair TradeSir,

I would be very grateful if you would draw your readers attention to Fair Trade Fortnight (23rd February to 8th March). During that time many schools and churches run special events to promote Fair Trade but the effective thing is to buy such goods all the time.

Most supermarkets stock a range of Fair Trade goods tea, coffee, bananas to mention just a few. The distinctive Fair Trade logo, usually in blue and green, is easy to spot and often these products cost no more than non Fair Trade goods. When you buy them you can be sure they were produced under good working conditions by Workers paid a fair wage.

Conditions on many tea and coffee Plantations are dreadful as they often employ forced and child labour which can result in quite horrific injuries.

I appeal to your readers to just take the time to buy Fair Trade goods has such a simple act can do so much good.

Thank You
Cllr Edna Stevens

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