Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Back at work –I was also in the office last week as series of meetings to prepare for. The next few months are going to be busy. Looks like I might be spending quite a bit of time in the North West over the next few months.

Aside from great football coverage, 5 Live also does some good in-depth reporting via it’s 5 Live Report. I listened to last weekend’s report on Fairtrade which raised many questions about just how “fair” products being sold under the Fairtrade label are in supermarkets. In theory it's a great scam. People feel good about buying Fairtrade products as farmer etc being paid that little bit more. But in turn the mark-up at the supermarket end is considerably higher - you can charge a lot more for a product that people feel "morally" obliged to purchase. I accept that lower production output etc will mean generally higher overheads but I will be taking a closer look at prices in the future and probably stick to purchasing from "reputable" outlets. You should be able to download the programme in a week or so from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/programmes/fivelivereport.shtml

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