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Tags: Swansea, Wales, food, Fair Trade, shopping

Date: 03 March 2004 21:05:05

...Well he can't say fairer than that then.

Yes it's Fair Trade Fortnight and all across the nation we are appreciatively gobbling our Fair Trade bananas (20% off at the Co-op, 50p voucher off Clipper tea at Sainsbury's), and sipping our ethically sourced cocoa.

There is a Rory McLeod concert in aid of Fair trade in Swansea, as well as various church coffee mornings and stalls everywhere. Swansea's shopping centre was sporting a Fair Trade stall, complete with guitar-strumming musical accompaniment today. Couldn't tell if the guitarist was any good, as the acoustics in the Quadrant aren't.

Although it is Cardiff that was awarded the title of Fair Trade City this week (trailing miserably behind Ammanford, who gained it last year), I feel that Swansea are making a supreme effort in the name of true Fair Trade. Fairness across the board meaning equal opportunities to multinational competition. Swansea's first city centre Starbucks opens on Monday, serving Fair Trade coffee as its coffee of the week. You really can't say fairer than that.