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Staff of the United Reformed Church went bananas as part of a world record attempt in support of Fair Trade recently. They joined Fairtrade Foundation supporter groups in a 24-hour initiative.
Bolton Wanderers Football Club has joined forces with Fairtrade in Bolton to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight which begins in two weeks time.
Fairtrade campaigners have expressed their alarm at the announcement by Asda Wal-Mart that it has slashed the price of loose bananas by approximately 17p per kilogram (kg) to 68p per kg.
The Fairtrade Foundation has confirmed that today's announcement by supermarket chain Sainsbury's that all its banana supplies will be Fairtrade certified, is the biggest ever commitment to date by a single company anywhere in the world.