chocolate and banana brownies
The recipe below was supplied by Fairtrade South Africa, a company that aims to encourage sugar lovers to choose Fairtrade-certified chocolate (like the Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk in these brownies) in order to save the dying cocoa industry. The poor conditions and low wage that cocoa farmers are currently subjected to is resulting in a huge decline in people going into this line of work, which could result in a global shortage of cocoa within the next five years. By buying chocolates with the Fairtrade stamp, you help to support better lifestyles for cocoa farmers, which in turn could help the industry to recover and boom once again. In other words, you can consider it your duty to make these delicious brownies and other treats like them.