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A united vision for a fair world

A united vision for a fair world

Liberation Foods has joined over 250 organisations around the world to launch a Fair Trade Charter. The document vision for fair trade organisations to work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Christmas treats with Divine Chocolate & Liberation

Christmas treats with Divine Chocolate & Liberation

Christmas is coming once again and we’re very excited to introduce our latest collaboration with Fairtrade friends Divine Chocolate, the new Christmas Chocolate gift bags. Featuring Brazil nuts from Liberation shareholder nut producers in Bolivia, covered in a magical blend of Divine’s milk and dark chocolate. They are the perfect stocking filler. The collection also features caramelised almonds and black cherries from Tropical Wholefoods covered in Divine 70% dark chocolate.

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A Tribute to Robin Murray, Founding Chair of Liberation

A Tribute to Robin Murray, Founding Chair of Liberation

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.

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Self-Sufficiency & a Sustainable Future in Nicaragua

Self-Sufficiency & a Sustainable Future in Nicaragua

Liberation’s shareholder farmers in Nicaragua are a highly organised and enterprising bunch. Similar to our cashew farmers in Kerala they are especially passionate about organic farming, recognising and strengthening women’s roles in farming and income generation and learning to live with increasingly obvious changes to their climate.

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Food security: how Fairtrade helps level the playing field for small producers

Food security: how Fairtrade helps level the playing field for small producers

Paradoxically, of the one billion people classified as food insecure by the United Nations, about 500 million are smallholder farmers in developing economies. Some of these producers are exporting luxuries such as coffee, cocoa, exotic fruits and sugar for consumers in developed economies. Due to poor and volatile prices coupled with unfair trade rules, they simply don’t earn enough to feed their families all year round and often experience the problem of seasonal hunger between harvests.

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Butcher’s Shop But Not As You Know It

Butcher’s Shop But Not As You Know It

As ever in January we are swept up on a tide of talk about healthy eating. My modus operandi in January is actually to keep eating up the Christmas cake whilst I read and watch all the interesting stuff about healthy eating…I will reign in the calorie count come early Spring when the weather tells me to come out of comfort eating mode.

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Liberation, a Community Interest Company

Liberation, a Community Interest Company

Liberation Foods, became a community interest company in 2007. Co-operatives of small-scale nut producers from around the developing world decided to get together to form a UK company through which to market their produce. These co-ops were brought together by Twin, a pioneer of Fair Trade that had founded Cafédirect and Divine Chocolate.

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Alternative Proteins Set to Soar – New Report Suggests

Alternative Proteins Set to Soar – New Report Suggests

Global demand for alternative proteins is set to double in just eight years– according to a new report by Lux Research. The market for alternative proteins – those beyond fish and meat – is predicted to grow by 14% annually to reach 38 million tonnes by 2024.

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