Fast Food Farmers
Investigating the aspect of the ethics of global trade – the treatment of agricultural workers at the other end of our food supply chain
Back in 2007 we reported on the growing environmental concern over ‘food miles’ - produce arriving in UK supermarkets often travels long distances to get here, building up a big carbon footprint in the process.
In this new article, we focus on a different aspect of the ethics of global trade – the treatment of agricultural workers at the other end of our food supply chain. From prawn ‘aquaculture’ in Madagascar to Kenyan flower cultivation, a tale of fast-paced work with low wages and harsh working conditions emerges.
KS3 exploration of interdependency between people and places – and thinking critically about how people’s lives are affected by new forms of agricultural work
GCSE teaching of agricultural employment and development issues
AS/A2/IB teaching of development issues associated with trade (AQA), global interactions and agro-industrialization (IB) and the ethics of globalisation (Edexcel)
In the Members' Area:
- What are working conditions like for agri-business employees in poor nations?
- What obstacles exist to improving working conditions for agri-business employees?
- KS3 PowerPoint ' Fast Food Farmers (in far-away places): Case Studies of “Interdependency”