Just two supermarket companies are responsible for 67% of banana sales in New Zealand ©123RF
Just two supermarket companies are responsible for 67% of banana sales in New Zealand ©123RF

Banana sourcing 'emblematic of trade injustice'

The banana supply chain in New Zealand is “emblematic of trade injustice”, according to the Fairtrade Foundation.

In a report Fairtrade New Zealand said small growers in Ecuador and the Philippines have found themselves squeezed by a number of factors, leading to unsustainable living and working conditions, public health issues and environmental problems.

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