The Truth About Bananas

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This pack explores the realities, for people and their environment, behind the production and trade of our favourite fruit, the banana. Bananas provide an example of the many economic and social injustices present in international trade today and this pack aims to empower users to challenge these injustices as active and informed global citizens. Much of the material is drama based, providing a fun and challenging approach to learning.

Information Sheets:

Part 1 – Introduction (3 pages):   
The Banana Chain
Where do bananas come from?
How are bananas grown?
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Part 2 – The Industry and the Reality for Workers (4 pages)
Union Busting
Race to the Bottom
Environment and health
Life on the plantation
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Part 3: What you can do (3 pages)
Social responsibility
Choosing bananas
Find out more
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Activity Sheets:

1. Every picture tells a story
2. Supermarket activity
3. Debating activities
4. Changing the balance of power
5. Fairtrade Power Shift
6. The banana split
7. Globingo
8. Forum theatre
9. Ideas