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Let them eat (Fairtrade) cake!

What a fitting end to Fairtrade Fortnight. After much talk of Fairtrade bananas and the Velvet Underground, Concern staff in Dublin today marked the occasion with a baking competition.

The rules were simple: use Fairtrade products, and bake something sumptuous.

Fairtrade chocolate, honey, bananas, sugar, coffee and more were all used to mouth-watering effect. Entries included chocolate cake; honey cake; banoffee pie and more. The competition was fierce, but there could only be one winner (yeah, I know, I know, it’s the taking part that matters).

The winner, by popular demand, was Michelle Cicic who baked a delicious banana and chocolate bread. 

We weren’t the only ones getting into the spirit of things. In the UK, more than 300,000 people have pledged to eat a Fairtrade banana in the coming 24 hours. Fairtrade is even being touted as a way to ease the current financial crisis, in Wales at least. Wales, by the way, was “crowned as the world’s first Fairtrade Nation last summer.” 

And of course, the week’s other big Fairtrade news was this.