As much as we all like to think that we’re doing our bit for the world when we buy organic or only eat free-range, it’s a very rare breed that looks beneath the surface of what they’re consuming, and what wider effects their actions have worldwide. Manchester Friends of the Earth host this evening of film and discussion, bringing award-winning environmentalist and human rights activist Elias Diaz Pena to talk about the struggle of the Paraguayan people as they battle against the rapid expansions of soya plantations – which feed European factory farms. Diaz will discuss his work helping indigenous communities and explain the impact of the destructive developments that feed our rich diets. Wine and refreshments will be provided but, of course, all will be Fairtrade.
Thu 11 Jul, 326-330 Deansgate Campfield Avenue Arcade M3 4FN, 6.45pm, Free, http://www.manchesterfoe.org.uk/
- Matthew Britton
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- Mon 8 Jul 2013