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The UK is one of the world’s leading Fairtrade markets – there is more Fairtrade awareness and more Fairtrade products than anywhere else. In fact, 1 in 3 bananas sold in the UK are Fairtrade. But more can be done!
Switching to Fairtrade products can help people across the world and help our Environment. There are economic, social and environmental benefits.
It means fair pay (Fairtrade Minimum Price), leading to individuals and communities becoming more financially-secure. It supports workers negotiate fair working conditions and terms through trade unions and collective bargaining. All whilst the Fairtrade Standards cover key areas for environmental protection, including energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction.
Since it’s Fairtrade Fortnight, why not try this awesome Fairtrade recipe for lovely, gooey brownies?
300g Fairtrade dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
300g unsalted butter
5 large free-range eggs
450g Fairtrade sugar
1 tbsp Fairtrade vanilla extract
200g plain flour
Enjoy on their own or with Fairtrade or locally-produced ice cream.
To find out more information about the Fairtrade Foundation, please visit: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk