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Fairtrade supports better prices, worker conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers all over the world. The reason the end product is more expensive is to directly keep the price high at source
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The Star Bistro trains young people with disabilities and makes up food packages
The first Sustainable Restaurant Award of 2015 goes to a truly radical business
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Landlord of the Salutation Inn Peter Tiley at the bar at the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) Pub of the Year, in the rural village of Ham, Gloucestershire.
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Jeremy Pang's prawn wantons and Hunan beef noodles
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Fruity: Temperley pancakes are filled with ice-cream and topped with morello cherries
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The Chickpea Sisters gave themselves their name in honour of their most commonly used ingredient

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