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First News - - COMPETITION WINNER -

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.

THE CHAL­LENGE

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.

Good luck!

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.

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