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Fair trade flourishes - how about organic?

Figures released at the start of Fair Trade Fortnight show that sales of fair trade products grew by 12% during 2009, while those of organic fell, by 31% for bread and 16.5% for fruit. Sue Fowler, director of Organic Centre Wales, said: “It shows that when people are given a clear message about ethical trading and they see that there is something they can do to help, they will make that commitment for a fairer world.

“We're working hard to see that organic food is recognised in a similar way for its benefits to the environment and animal welfare in particular, though unfortunately it is a more complicated message to convey. And, of course, if you can buy produce that is organic and fairtrade at the same time, there is an even greater benefit.” Western Mail
www.fairtrade.org.uk

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