Madagascar’s £152m vanilla industry soured by child labour and poverty
In small communities in Madagascar’s Sava region, the heavy workload
involved in growing vanilla and the poor price that farmers receive for
their pods mean child labour is often a necessity. Malnutrition and child stunting are realities of family life.
Tamil Nadu farmers stage protest by holding dead rats in their mouths – The Times of India
The farmers said water crisis had affected paddy cultivation in the state, pushing them into poverty.
The protesters held dead rats in their mouths to make the statement that they were forced to eat rat meat due to poverty.
Unearthing the Ancient Roots of Vegetarianism
Interesting glimpse into the history of vegetarianism.
Indian tea workers’ conditions remain very poor – BBC News
“Many families had no toilets and said they had no choice but to defecate among the tea bushes. We
found living and working conditions so bad, and wages so low, that tea
workers and their families were left malnourished and vulnerable to
Lidl and Aldi offer complete school uniforms for under £4
“Paying an extra couple of pounds on a school uniform is not normally a
massive cost to a UK consumer, but the difference can be huge to a
Bangladeshi or Chinese garment worker.”