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    Is it time for Fairtrade milk (again?)

    14 August 2015 by Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy and Public Affairs for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Shoppers in Asda in Stafford must have got a shock when they encountered two Friesian cows in the supermarket aisle. Following further price cuts from milk processors, dairy farmers have recently escalated their protests to a Milk Trolley Challenge removing their product from shop shelves because the price no longer even covers the cost of production.

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  • Bananas are still very cheap

    From milk to bananas

    20 February 2015 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation

    The UK’s dairy farmers are kicking up a stink. They’ve been complaining loudly that the prices they are being paid by supermarkets aren’t enough to cover their costs, and that farmers are going out of business as a result. With supermarkets cutting prices to fend off the challenge from discount stores like Aldi and Lidl, dairy farmers feel that they are losing out. This week, it led some to take to the streets to raise awareness with the public.  

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