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MONICA Alcover was crowned the winner of the under-ten category in this year’s Guild of Food Writers’ Write It competition in partnership with Pink Lady®. Here, as one of her prizes, Monica shares her very own article. INTRODUCING FAIRTRADE
Before Fairtrade, farmers from poor countries who sold products to the UK were given very little money, while the companies who imported their food were given big profits. So that’s when Fairtrade began.
Fairtrade is a movement of people who contribute to make sure money is given out fairly. Did you know that there are more than 30,000 Fairtrade products in 125 countries worldwide?
WHAT FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS CAN I BUY IN THE UK?
You can get coffee, chocolate, bananas, ice cream, rice, sugar, honey and many more.
Fairtrade is not only food, you can also get flowers, footballs and even clothes.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I AM BUYING FAIRTRADE?
You know when you are buying Fairtrade because the product will have a sticker on it. The sticker is called a ‘Fairtrade Mark’ – you can see it in the corner of the picture below right.
I would like to encourage every reader of First News to try and see if they can spot any Fairtrade products when they go to the supermarket. If you are somebody that loves challenges, you can go the extra mile and even buy Fairtrade products.
Would you like to be a junior journalist like Monica, too? Look out for next year’s Guild of Food Writers’ Write It competition, in partnership with Pink Lady® apples, on pinkladyapples.co.uk and gfw.co.uk. Starting January 2019.