Monday, 3 March 2008

Fairtrade Fortnight

This Post was written by Jonathan from Foodari

As we enter the 2nd week of the 2008 Fairtrade Fortnight we felt it was time to add our support to this worthy cause. Fairtrade has helped millions of people from developing countries – farmers, workers, their families and the whole economy since its inception. Farirtrade was launched in the late 80’s in the Netherlands with goal of improving the situation of the producers by focusing on the role of the consumers. Since that time Fairtrade has developed into a world recognised label of approval for fairness and ethical production.

Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual event to celebrate the products which carry the fair-trade label. The Fortnight kicked off with an action-packed event on London’s Southbank on Sunday 24th February and runs through to March 9th. There are plenty of ways for the public to get involved to support this worldwide campaign. Its not too late as there are lots of exciting events going on this week. To learn more and to find out when the Fairtrade bus is visiting your area click here.

To give a balanced view in the very near future Foodari will be exploring “How Fair is Fairtrade?”

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