East Ren councillors back Fairtrade Fortnight

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Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers - that’s the message from East Ren councillors ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight.

The annual event runs February 29 - March 13, and Eastwood councillors Mary Montague, Ian McAlpine and Alan Lafferty marked it by visiting a Fairtrade outlet to stock up.

Councillor Montague explained: “Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally.

“The people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families.

“We can support farmers and workers to put food on the table for their families by harnessing the power of a Fairtrade breakfast.”

Councillor McAlpine added: “We hope to encourage residents to eat a Fairtrade breakfast in our communities during Fairtrade Fortnight.”