Ethical

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Fyffes will not appeal a decision by the UK’s Ethical Trading Initiative at the end of March to expel it as a member following a dispute over workers’ rights at its Honduras melon farming business. File photograph: Bloomberg

Tropical fruits group Fyffes has received an almost €183 million equity injection from its Japanese owner Sumitomo to replace parental borrowings and (...)

John Thero: “We’re taking the approach of make it [Vascepa] affordable, and hopefully we can help millions of patients and make some money along the way”

Stunning they called it. And it was, as Irish-American pharma group Amarin announced the results of a key clinical trial for its cholesterol drug last(...)

Bananalink protest outside the extraordinary general meeting of fruit distributor Fyffes, which approved the group’s €751 million takeover by Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fyffes, the Dublin-based tropical fruits company taken over in February by a Japanese group, has been given until next month to resolve a dispute over(...)

InnerEye: Uses AI computer vision and machine learning to help doctors monitor and treat diseases such as cancer in a more targeted and effective way.

Microsoft is out to prove that it is not just “an AI-first company” but an “AI-first company with a heart and a conscience”. Following on from the cre(...)

Banana Link activists protesting the conditions of Fyffes’ Central American workers gather outside the Ballsbridge Hotel, where the company held its agm on January 16th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fyffes is preparing to answer allegations of worker exploitation at its Central American operations just as its €751 million takeover by a Japanese gr(...)

Fyffes chairman David McCann at the company’s EGM in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Talk about trying to squeeze the last cent out of a deal. Fyffes’ stock price on the last day of trading in 2016 peeped one cent above a €2.25-a-sha(...)

Fair brews: Coffee generally has a good fairtrade reputation, but what of our other daily household foodstuffs? Photograph: getty images
Ethical shopping on the cheap

If you throw a bunch of Fairtrade bananas in your shopping trolley, can you save the world? Sadly, being a truly ethical shopper – concerned fo(...)