Lord Mayor’s Fairtrade Breakfast launches Fairtrade Fortnight

Martin Luther King, in a Christmas sermon on peace 1967 said “Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you‘ve depended on half the world.”

Where did my breakfast come from.

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Rae Humberstone will launch this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight activities by hosting a Fairtrade Breakfast for representatives of the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition and guests on Monday 29 February with the aim of encouraging local people in Oxford to support the Fairtrade movement and to choose Fairtrade products all year round.

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Rae Humberstone said:

‘The participants will enjoy sampling a range of Fairtrade products from the Oxford Town Hall cafe including a bowl of Fairtrade muesli, a cup of Fairtrade coffee or tea, Fairtrade bananas, Fairtrade orange juice and Fairtrade chocolate  and much more’.

Carol Wills, Chair of the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition said:

‘Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.  The Fairtrade logo you see on some food packaging means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards’.

Families, breakfast clubs in schools, cafes, restaurants, and other businesses are being asked to support this year’s Fairtrade fortnight by holding breakfast events across the city.

Have you considered hosting a Fairtrade breakfast?  There is an impressive range of fairtrade products at your local fairtrade shops and lots of special offers during Fairtrade Fortnight.  Enjoy!


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