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    Brexit: Trade deals are about to be rewritten, let’s make them fair

    21 July 2016 by Michael Gidney, CEO at the Fairtrade Foundation

    A few weeks ago history was made when the UK decided to leave the EU. The impact on business, the grocery industry and the Fairtrade movement in particular, could be profound. What will happen to the single market? What will happen to our food prices? After all, food security was one of the main reasons the European common market was set up and businesses have been following its rules of trade for decades.


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  • Girls

    To change the world we need to change the way we do business

    21 December 2015 by Gemma Huett, Policy Advisor, Fairtrade Foundation

    Imagine a baby girl born in Kenya today - let's call her Afia - what changes and challenges will she face in her lifetime? When we think about the Global Goals, we should remember the real human stories that lie behind them.  

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    How to save chocolate

    25 November 2014 by Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International

    The looming chocolate shortage is making headlines around the globe. Terrible, nightmarish forecasts predict a dark future – a future in which the chocolate we now enjoy will be expensive as caviar, and the rest of us will have to be content with “chocolate” containing so little cocoa that it actually bends.

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