This inquiry prompts students to investigate the social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the global banana industry. In investigating the compelling question regarding real cost of bananas, students explore the pros and cons of the banana industry, including the practices of multinational corporations (MNCs) and smaller fair-trade cooperatives and organizations.
Students will focus on these supporting questions
1. Where do bananas come?
2. What do coroporations in the banana industry contribute to society?
3. What are fair-trade bananas?
4. What are working conditions like for children in the banana industry?