6 December 2016

AgriFood at York's Academic Lead, Bob Doherty, discusses in The Conversation current challenges faced by producers and consumers of fairtrade chocolate.

Published this week, as Advent begins, Bob's article in research community sourced online news source The Conversation, is titled: 'It’s not a very merry Christmas for Fairtrade chocolate'.

In this piece, our AgriFood at York Academic Lead highlights some of the issues surrounding the ways in which industry seeks to use alternatives to the Fairtrade Mark.

Focussing on key players in the world of all things chocolate, Bob presents readers with the facts about the impact on farmers of changes in relationships between large manufacturers and the Fairtrade logo. 

This article is a recommended read in the Christmas season, which traditionally sees a spike in chocolate purchases.

Further reading

Read Bob's article on The Conversation website


Reference - Doherty, B. (2016) It’s not a very merry Christmas for Fairtrade chocolate, The Conversation, 5th December 2016. Available at: https://theconversation.com/its-not-a-very-merry-christmas-for-fairtrade-chocolate-69761

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