Justice and Peace held a Fairtrade workshop on Saturday to mark the annual Fairtrade Fortnight. Volunteer Anne Lamont and new Justice and Peace youth worker Edmund Dean led an afternoon exploring the reasons Fairtrade is important. Whether it’s tea plantations in Malawi or bananas in the Windward Islands, the young people understood what a difference their choices make in the supermarket. Solving poverty is not just a question of handing money over as charity. It’s paying a fair price for someone else’s hard work. Anne pointed out that supermarkets only stock what we ask for. We need to ask for Fairtrade in our supermarkets.