Without knowing it, you’re easily buying kilos of coconut

1 in 20 products in the supermarket contain coconut. The most obvious are products containing coconut milk, coconut water or coconut fibres, but a lot more product secretly contain coconut in the form of oil: that is nutritious, has a neutral taste and only turns soft if it is above room temperature. Ideal for making ice cream that melts less quickly and biscuits that stay crunchy longer. It’s processed in products like sweets, biscuits, ice cream, sauces, coffee creamer, chocolate products and baby food.

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Earlier Fairfood campaigns:


Tomatoes

The Moroccan tomato sector is paying hunger wages – employees are earning only about €5,60 a day. A living wage would be three times this amount.

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Dying of sugar

In the last decade, the emergence of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-Traditional Causes (CKDnT) has killed about 20.000 workers in the sugarcane industry in Central America. The illness is caused by dehydration, heat stress and exposure to agrochemicals.

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Suffering from hunger in a thriving industry

Even though the pineapple industry brings a lot of prosperity to the Philippines, it’s not the workers on the fields that are profiting. They have little to no work security and receive hunger wages.

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Disrespect for human rights in the Asian shrimp industry

Cleaning shrimp is a job that is done mainly by women in Asia. Most of them are poor immigrants that moved to the big city in their search for a job. Their paltry wages are even further decreased by numerous deductions, such as costs related to migration status (passport and work permit related costs), punishments for exceeding toilet restrictions.

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Extremely low prices for an expensive product

Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices on earth. Still a lot of the people growing it live on less than US$1 a day and suffer extreme income insecurity.

More about the Vanilla campaign