Michael Gidney

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    Food groups call for new GCA powers

    A coalition of food organisations has called on the government to tackle unfair trading practices along the entire food supply chain as part of its review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) remit. The Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN) said… Read More

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    Make food fair, say shoppers

    Two in three people think farmers are underpaid. Meanwhile, the majority believe that food companies (92%) and government (85%) should take responsibility for delivering fair and sustainable food. The figures come from a new survey of 1,004 consumers, published by… Read More

  • Sugar report claims EU reforms could drive farmers into poverty

    THE FAIRTRADE FOUNDATION has released a report which claims that a planned reform of the European sugar market has the potential to drive farmers into extreme poverty over the next five years.                … Read More

  • SOAS report claims Fairtrade fails the poorest workers in Ethiopia and Uganda

    A NEW report published by SOAS, University of London, has found that some Fairtrade certified coffee, tea and flowers do not necessarily improve lives of the very poorest rural people in Ethiopia and Uganda. The four-year research project studied rural… Read More

  • Britain’s Bruising Banana Wars

    BRITAIN’S SUPERMARKET price wars are trapping tens of thousands of banana farmers and workers in an unrelenting cycle of poverty                     The Fairtrade Foundation today launches a new campaign Make Bananas… Read More

  • Appetite for Fairtrade grows

    THE FAIRTRADE Foundation today launches Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 9 March) and its major new Make Bananas Fair campaign by announcing continued growth in Fairtrade sales of 14 per cent during 2013, demonstrating continuing public and business support for Fairtrade goods.… Read More

  • New report finds recognising and investing in women farmers is good for business and development

    MANY BUSINESSES are unaware of the crucial role women play in supplying the ingredients they depend on for their products, as this contribution is often unrecognised, unpaid and invisible, says a new report Empowering Women Farmers in Agricultural Value Chains… Read More