Protecting the people behind the barcodes

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Protecting the people behind the barcodes

The Europe-wide Make Fruit Fair! Campaign, in which Banana Link played a key role, called on the European Union to take action to prevent supermarkets abusing their buying power, to ensure they treat their suppliers fairly, and pay prices that cover the costs of sustainable production. The EU has today announced new rules designed to […]

Fair Trade USA Certifies Labour Violations as “Fair Trade” in Honduras

A coalition of unions, farmworkers, fair trade advocates, ethical businesses and retailers (including Banana Link) is confronting Fair Trade USA (FTUSA), a US-based fair trade certification agency, for ignoring human rights abuses and its own standards in certifying a Honduran melon grower with a long history of violations. In an open letter sponsored by the International Labor Rights […]

Japanese consumer groups campaigning for ethical bananas from the Philippines

Following the recent launch of an “Ethical Banana” campaign in Tokyo to promote environmental protection and social justice for the Filipino farmers, civil society organizations (CSOs) and consumer groups in Japan have initiated a system to monitor bananas exported from the Philippines. The campaign, launched by the Interface Development Interventions (IDIS), seeks to encourage Japanese […]

Informed Consumers Change Lives for the Better

All too often, making a positive contribution to international development can feel difficult and out of reach. But a project funded by the Development Education Awareness Raising Programme enables European shoppers to make some simple, informed choices that have improved the lives of countless people in the developing world. “The Make Fruit Fair! campaign was […]