As London Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday (24 February), the anti-poverty charity War on Want said that overseas garment workers are still being exploited to produce clothes for British high street stores.
An agricultural ethics watchdog in Brazil has expressed alarm at the rise in the use of genetically modified crops in the country. Their rise has been linked to the growing influence of multinational agribusiness.
Cheap high street fashion retailer Primark has been accused by a leading development NGO of profiting from increased sales amid Britain's icy winter while leaving workers who produce its clothes out in the cold.
While Madonna's controversial adoption attempts have put the small and land-locked African nation in the spotlight of global media, the struggles of ordinary Malawians for economic survival have received much less attention.