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Under the skin dark

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On the critical conditions of work on plantations alerts exhibition prepared by students of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS).

On February 17, 2014 will be held in the building of Study and Information Centre (SIC) 16:00 opening of the exhibition entitled „Under the skin dark“ on the topic of Fairtrade fruit and issue two favorite kinds of tropical fruit – bananas and pineapples. SIC is part of a university campus in Prague Suchdole (Kamýcká 129).

** Program: ** 16:00 Introduction and opening of the exhibition organizers of the exhibition „Under the skin dark“ Word of the author of the exhibition and an expert on fair trade fruit: Barbara Mrázková 16:30 tasting fair trade snacks 17:00 Panel discussion on fair trade 18:00 Screening of short videos on the topic, Make fruit fair '

  • „The work on the plantations is very challenging at times working more than 10 hours a day, six days a week. Workers often do not receive even half of what would be needed for a dignified life. They work without protective gear and are thus exposed to hazardous substances that can cause serious health problems, like loss of fertility, depression, skin and eye diseases, cancer and even death, "explains Hynek * gag student union BeFair at CUA. * "Is no exception abuse of child labor and the violent repression of trade unions,“ * says.

The exhibition is organized by the Faculty of Tropical Agriculture and BeFair student organization at CUA. This is another event in an effort to raise awareness at CUA students and the general public on the issue of conventional crops in countries of the global South.

BeFair CUA ( is a student organization dealing with global development issues. Its aim is to raise awareness of products created decent form of happenings, lectures, exhibitions, publications and other activities. BeFair CUA supports the production and products grown / produced in decent conditions in the countries of the global South, as well as on local production in the countries of the global North.

  • CUA is the third largest university in Prague. It combines a century of tradition with modern technologies, advanced science and research in the field of agriculture, forestry, ecology, technology and techniques, but also economics and management. Fully equipped laboratories with top facilities, including training enterprises provide excellent education opportunities for personal growth and participation in scientific projects at home and abroad. CUA provides complete university studies, summer schools, special courses, the University of the Third Age. In 2013, CUA succeeded in the Czech 100 best in the respective category and also won the prestigious ECTS Label. *

*** Press Contact: ***

  • Mgr. Josef Beranek

Spokesperson CUA +420 774 557 699 *

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