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Ethical food and drink "leads increased sales"
Article Type: Food Facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 3.
The sale of ethical products has increased, led by food and drink products, a new report has discovered. According to the Cooperative's Ethical Consumerism Report 2007, ethical food and drink products saw an increase of 17 per cent, the biggest of all the sectors, with sustainable fish seeing the biggest rise of 224 per cent. The food and drink category is now worth £4.8 billion and with sales of Fairtrade products such as tea, coffee and bananas rising 46 per cent to reach £285 million.