Fair trade up 111%

The total volume of fair trade products has increased by 111% since 2003, the government has said. In a written answer to the House of Commons, consumer affairs minister Ian McCartney said total fair trade sales were £195m in 2005.

Organic festival

Organic dairy company Yeo Valley Organic is sponsoring the Soil Association's Organic Food Festival from 2-3 September on Bristol's harbourside. It will include talks, cookery demonstrations, arts and entertainment, food stalls and tastings.

Travel insurance sale

Tesco is slashing the price of its travel insurance to boost summer sales. The 20% off sale will run from 21 June until 12 September.