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Increasingly challenging demands on the bananas in the shops

A genomsnittsvensk eat a whole box of bananas, and just over 17 pounds, each year. While we love the bananas are increasingly choosing to shop organic and fair-

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Increasingly challenging demands on the bananas in the shops

A genomsnittsvensk eat a whole box of bananas, and just over 17 pounds, each year. While we love the bananas are increasingly choosing to shop organic and fair-trade foods. In Sweden was 25% of the total bananförsäljningen organic 2013.

the discount chain Lidl has decided that all its bananas will be fairtrade. It will also finnans opportunity to buy Fairtrademärkta bananas that are organic.

– Fairtrademärkta bananas, which is also organic is obviously better for the employees at the plantation, but also for the environment. We hope to be able to influence and want to take the same decision, " says Miriam Thunborg, head of csr at Lidl.

in the spring and is expected to be completed until the summer. The German chain is the first in Sweden among supermarket chains to set about to both Fairtrademärkta and some organic bananas. Next in line will Hemköp store that also sells bananas that have both certifications, but at the same time sells the chain bananas that are only organic.

When a product is fairtrade-labeled means that the product does not harm human rights during the manufacturing process. Above all, it is about providing fair wages and take account of employees ' safety and health.

is not necessarily organic. Today, there are several certifications for organic products, one of the most famous are the REQUIREMENTS. A certified organic banana should be cultivated with respect to nature. For example, that no pesticides have been used on banana plantations.

the Coop has long distinguished itself as one of the most organic grocery stores with its brand Änglamark. The whole 91 percent of the store's banansortiment is organic, while 22 percent is both fair trade and organic.

on to make the same decision that Lidl, despite the mean Coop the German chain has made a good decision.

"It is positive that more and more are working to strengthen the organic within the trade, then it is important to work with the whole range too," says Tobias Rydergren, press officer at Coop.

With more than 1.287 Swedish stores was the Ica for just over a third of the organic food marketing in 2017. The shops are operated through the franchise, which means that the traders driving the business independently. Therefore, the range in the various stores differ. Today, the stores a mix of bananas that are organic, fair-trade and that is not one of them.

– part of the stores have chosen to only sell organic and fair-trade bananas, for example, Ica kvantum in Mall of Scandinavia", says Ola Fernvall, director external communications at Ica.

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