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Include Fairtrade bananas in the free fruit for schools scheme.

Submitted by Marianne McDonnell on Monday 4th July 2022

Published on Tuesday 12th July 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 26th January 2023

Signatures: 6,565

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Petition Action

Include Fairtrade bananas in the free fruit for schools scheme.

Petition Details

Every day, approx 2.3m children aged 4-7 in state-funded schools receive a free piece of fruit through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS). The SFVS is funded by the Department of Health. The bananas included in this scheme are not Fairtrade - we want the Government to change this.

Additional Information

Bananas carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark have been produced by organisations or plantations that meet the Fairtrade standards. These standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment and payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects.

Changing all the bananas in the SVFS would have an incredible impact on the life chances of the farmers that grow them and also increase awareness of Fairtrade in children.

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