As the country is in the midst of a mini heatwave, revellers heading to Glastonbury this week will no doubt be reaching for their sun lotion rather than their wellies as the hot weather is set to continue.
It was with great sadness that we recently received the news that Robin Murray, Liberation’s founding Chair, had died. Robin was in his 70s and died of a debilitating and rare lung condition – yet it was not so long ago that he was in our office keeping abreast of the world of Fair Trade to which he made such a powerful and pioneering contribution.
Africa Day marks the foundation of the African Union in 1963. Many of the festivities around the world celebrate African unity and heritage by showcasing African art, music, and food.
This week (15th – 21st May 2017) is National Vegetarian Week which is all about eating veggie for the week and enjoying delicious, exciting food.
World Fair Trade Day, Saturday 13th May 2017, will see campaigners, food lovers and supporters across five continents join together to recognise the people involved in trade throughout the supply chain of some of our favourite products, including our tasty and delicious nuts.
Behind the headlines about the proverbial ‘baddies of Brussels’ banning bent bananas and curly cucumbers lies a wealth of EU food standards that we rely on in the UK to assure the safety and quality of our food. It’s not a sexy subject, but I for one am glad that there’s reams of very boring, very detailed rules and regulations that protect us from anything from food poisoning from a high street fried chicken shop to beef imported from the USA where, unlike here, it is legal to give cows extra hormones to make them grow faster.