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Fair Trade

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Rosemary Clarke and Helen Barrett of Brixham town council are strong proponents of Fair Trade, an organisation dedicated to making sure that producers and their employees receivea fair price for their goods with the aim of eradicating poverty and child labour.  Some coffees,chocolates and all Tate and Lyle sugars are among the foodstuffs that are ethically producedand allowed to display the Fair Trade logo. 

The supermarkets Co-op and Sainsbury's sell only Fair Trade Bananas. Non food products like cotton and footballs are often produced with Fair Trade ethics in mind.

The increased wealth of these regions & tea and sugar plantations for example' has financed building projects to provide dignified toilet facilities, schools and community centres.

Due in no small part to the work of Rosemary and Helen and the help of ethical businesses like Stokes shop, many cafes and other organisations, Brixham now qualifies as a Fair Trade town.

After an informative and interesting presentation Helen and Rosemary entertained us with a short quiz

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Born June 16, 1969. I have lived in Brixham since 1985. I used to be a fisherman until I suffered a spinal cord injury in May 1986. Since then I have been confined to a wheelchair. Hobbies include computing, amateur radio and carp fishing

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Guest Monday, 23 July 2018