Monday, 2 March 2009

Are you going to go bananas?

Are you going to take part in the world wide record attempt for eating fair trade bananas on Friday March 6?
You can sign up here.
The photo shows staff at the United Reformed Church head office preparing for the day.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Great Britain and Ireland will Go Bananas! from noon on Friday 6 March to noon Saturday 7 March by eating one Fairtrade banana each as part of a world record attempt. They’ll all be trying to break the world record for the greatest number of people eating a Fairtrade banana in a 24-hour period. More than 200,000 people are already signed up to take part a week before the event and the number is growing daily on the Fairtrade Foundation website, where the tally is being recorded.

In Switzerland getting Max Havelaar fair trade bananas is fairly straightforward. In France it's not so easy but I think I had better sig up for this world record attempt.