East of England MEP Alex Mayer has been getting creative in the kitchen this week as part of an MEP "bake off" in Brussels.
Donning her best polka-dot apron, the Euro MP cooked up a storm baking a tongue in cheek, red Brexit bus, using fairtrade ingredients to raise awareness for Fairtrade Fortnight.
Fairtrade Fortnight is a two week campaign ran by the Fairtrade Foundation to encourage people to look for the Fairtrade Logo when purchasing their food and drink.
Fairtrade means that growers and producers across the world are paid a fair amount for their ingredients and work.
Alex Mayer MEP said “With fairtrade sugar and chocolate, this is one example of where you really can have your cake and eat it.
“I love some chocolate, and knowing that the coco producers are getting a fair deal for their beans is the icing on the cake!”
East of England MEP Alex Mayer has been getting creative in the kitchen this week as part of an MEP "bake off" in Brussels. Donning her best polka-dot apron, the...
East of England Labour MEP Alex Mayer has called on the Government to protect NHS patients’ access to medicines, as the Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth MP gave a key note speech in Brussels.
Mr Ashworth announced that Labour is committed to keeping the U.K. in the European Medicines Agency.
The EMA is the body that provides scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU by ensuring that all medicines available on the EU market are safe, effective and of high quality.
The body drives down costs for drug companies who only need to win one approval that their medicine is safe to use, rather than separate approvals from each country.
Ms Mayer said: “Illnesses and diseases cross borders, so our response should too. It makes complete sense to cooperate closely with our nearest neighbours.”
Figures show that Switzerland, which is not in the European Medicines Agency, gain access to new medicines on average 157 days later than the EU.
Ms Mayer said: “The Swiss experience would be a bitter pill to swallow. Labour won’t put any ideological red lines before the nation’s health - the Tories should make the same commitment.“
East of England Labour MEP Alex Mayer has called on the Government to protect NHS patients’ access to medicines, as the Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth MP gave a key...
Giant bananas and chocolate bars will be decorating the door to High Town Methodist Church Hall for one day only.
The idea is to celebrate ethically produced drinks and snacks this Fairtrade Fortnight. Euro MP Alex Mayer will officially open the door to join The Luton Council of Faiths and the Luton Fairtrade Steering Group before enjoying some tasty fairtrade treats inside.
The Fairtrade Foundation is collecting pictures of decorated doors from across the UK and beyond to showcase how the fairtrade movement is a part of communities from Luton to Liberia.
Alex Mayer MEP is a long-time supporter of the Fairtrade movement in the European Parliament and has previously backed calls for stronger checks on 'blood diamonds' imported from war zones that are used in popular mobile 'phones and gadgets.
Labour Euro MP Alex Mayer said:
"It was an open and shut case that I’d want to support this campaign! When you choose Fairtrade you are helping to ensure that the person who grew the banana you are eating, or the coffee beans used to make your drink, was paid fairly for their work. Everything tastes much better knowing no-one suffered any exploitation, so let’s all keep opening more doors to Fairtrade.”
Giant bananas and chocolate bars will be decorating the door to High Town Methodist Church Hall for one day only. The idea is to celebrate ethically produced drinks and snacks...
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