Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Fairtrade Myths - 1

Home » News » Fairtrade Myths - 1

Whilst Fairtrade guarantees a better deal for Third World producers, there continue to be some misconceptions. During and leading up to Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February — 12 March), Patrick Say of the Fairtrade Foundation will help us to sort fact from fiction.
We start with Myth 1 — 'Fairtrade products are more expensive'
Are they though? The range of Fairtrade products is now huge, with over 5,000 Fairtrade certified products for sale in the UK, many of them supermarket own-label or inexpensive mainstream brands. Long gone are the days of Fairtrade products being the obscure and expensive preserve of 'yogurt eating vicars'.
All major supermarkets now have Fairtrade own-label tea and coffee ranges — Taste the Difference, Essential, Co-op 99 tea, Finest and Sainsbury's iconic Red Label tea — just 90p for a box of 80 teabags. Three of the UK's top five favourite chocolates — Cadbury Dairy Milk, Mars, and Maltesers are Fairtrade, along with 100% of bananas in Sainsbury's, Co-op and Waitrose. All the tea and coffee at high street giants Greggs is Fairtrade and they are currently trialling Fairtrade bananas in 350 outlets. Those looking for a bargain will also note that discounters Lidl are selling Fairtrade roses. With more supermarkets and mainstream brands than ever selling Fairtrade, can you really afford to keep saying it's more expensive?

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

AMC HK farewell 2
Peter Green: Tue 16 Jul 5:00am

Sunday evening's packed church for Helen Kirk's final service as our church minister and circuit superintendent was so much more than to see her 'safely off the premises' as Helen joked. It was to share in a wonderful and joyous service of worship together and to say a big 'thank you' to Helen and her husband Andrew for the fantastic contributions they have both made...

AMC HK & AK Lindisfarne (2)
Rev. Helen Kirk: Mon 15 Jul 5:00am

I am grateful for the last 5 years that Andrew and I have shared with you all at Aylesbury. For your hospitality, your stories, love, grace, laughter and friendship; for your openness to share your vulnerabilities and willingness to challenge us when we have got things wrong. A shared journey in the presence of God.And now we now look to start new journeys, as you welcome the Atkinsons and...

AMC Action for Children
Posted: Fri 12 Jul 5:00am

This Sunday, July 14th is Action for Children Sunday. Following the morning Family and Brigades' service, led by Rev. Helen Kirk, there will be a CAKE AND PRODUCE STALL in the Hall, to raise funds for their work to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and young people. So this is an invitation to all to please come into the Hall to browse and support the stall.We will be...