GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - APRIL 2015

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GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - APRIL 2015

The main topic this month is Monsanto and GM food companies. First, read this:

Monsanto is the world's biggest seed company. Will they feed the world or poison the world?

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Is Monsanto "the farmer's friend" like they say they are? Or do they bully and cheat farmers - read this about farmers around the world:

Can farmers and groups win if they fight against Monsanto? In some cases - yes! Read these short stories:

Here's a Ready Lesson using these 7 short stories about people fighting against Monsanto - for Intermediate level learners:

Must we make everyone vote in elections? Read about the ideas for and against this question:

And here's a Ready Lesson about voting, based on the text above, for Intermediate level learners:

From the web:

Deforestation was going down - now it's going up again - what can we do to protect the biggest rainforest in the world?:

Do you know about the children selling flowers at night in Thailand? They are usually indigenous groups that are forced to move to the cities. Read more:

Read how solar power is helping people in a refugee camp in Lebanon.

Solar power comes to Shatila

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From blogs this month:

Can we control if we eat GM food or not? - not if we eat animals that eat GM food, because this information is not on the label. Read about what we can do to change this:

2 years after the terrible Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. Are the working conditions better now? Read about the fight for a living wage, in Bangladesh and around the world:

What's more important? - beautiful environment and fresh food or making money from mining? Read about this case in Norway, and what people are doing to fight against the mining plans:

Women's rights in Afghanistan - read about Rula Ghani - the First Lady of Afghanistan - and what she says about women and the hopeful women's rights movement there:

It's not easy to fight for women's rights if you get death threats - but Sharmila Seyyid, a woman poet in Sri Lanka, continues to do this. Read what she says about forcing women to cover their head and face:

Climate change, the Arctic 30 and our general election - are the politicians doing enough:

Why is there so much racism against Eastern Europeans in Britain?:

Eduardo Galeano, poet from Uruguay, died in April 2015 - read his beautiful dream about the future from 1975:

The media in the UK do not tell us everything. Read about the new ways to report the truth:

What is the best future for food in Africa? - big business or local communities?:

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Why does big business have so much power in politics? What can we do?

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