Black People : Starbucks is Ripping Off Ethiopian Coffee Farmers

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  1. Proverbs31Woman

    Proverbs31Woman Be kinder than necessary! MEMBER

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    Greetings Family!

    Years ago, I was heavily exposed to unjustice practices related to African coffee bean farmers. Then later, I saw a National Geographic story on the background of coffee farming in Ethiopia and the trading negotioations they ensue with many obstacles to sustaining sufficient income to support their families as well as their crop. Many farmers are forced to make hard decisions to rip away their bean crop and grow other cash crops, many of which are illegal. In this story, I learned of the many coporate giants, such as Starbucks, who have continued to widen the gap of unfair trading and trademarks, which grew into a dispute lasting years.

    After reading the thread on Starbucks by Sister Destee:heart: , http://destee.com/index.php?threads/starbucks-will-stop-using-crushed-bugs-in-their-drinks.71638/ it sparked my curiosity to find out the current position of the Ethiopian coffee farmers and their dispute with Starbucks.

    The following stories reveal not much progress has transpired and these farmers are still not reaping their dues. These developments have really pushed me to STOP purchasing products from Starbucks and I emplore you all to do likewise.

    Love yall!!!

    2006 Is Starbucks hurting African Coffee Farmers http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/1543136...t/starbucks-hurting-ethiopian-coffee-farmers/

    2010 Starbucks VS Ethiopia Farmers Developments
    http://poorfarmer.blogspot.com/2010...010/05/saga-of-starbucks-ethiopia-affair.html

    2012 Starbucks Exploitation of Ethiopia Farming
    http://www.thenewblackmagazine.com/view.aspx?index=488
     
  2. Asomfwaa

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    Thanks. Already don't drink from Starbucks, but it's worth passing along.
     
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    And the list goes on.
     
  4. Proverbs31Woman

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    Thank you ABSiblings, and you'll be intrigued to know that this problem doesn't just lie with coffee giants, I learned that another big company contributing to the unjustice is Nestle! I'll have to track down the list of companies and update the thread.

    Thanks for passing it along!

    Blessings!
     
  5. Proverbs31Woman

    Proverbs31Woman Be kinder than necessary! MEMBER

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    Yes MS234, indeed it does!
     
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    Yea now I would like to see the list of who hasn't raped Mother Africa in some form or fashion.
     
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    Of course, speaking at large, we know what it is. This thread is specifically focused on the coffee bean industry, especially in light of how much Starbucks has grown over the years, but thank you for your input nonetheless!

    Blessings!
     
  8. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    .......First, wb Proverbs31Woman, good seeing you again in da house. Don't go too far, we may bring back Politics from the Black Perspective, okay?

    Onto Starbucks, I'm a coffee drinker, but never once thought about drinking their coffee. And now with the information from you and Destee, its apparent that crushed bugs for red dye and the mistreatment afforded our people, fortifies my decision to stay away even more, thanks so much.

    Point of information on coffee:


    Coffee's Mysterious Benefits Mount
    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/coffees-mysterious-benefits-mount.62369/

    Peace In,
     
  9. Proverbs31Woman

    Proverbs31Woman Be kinder than necessary! MEMBER

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    Greetings Bro Clyde! I'm glad to hear it!! Thanks for the additional info.

    Blessings!
     
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    Sister Proverbs31Woman ... thanks for sharing!

    I've never been inside of a Starbucks, never had one of their drinks.

    I've often wondered about all the Starbucks hype, but was never inclined to partake.

    Now i have even more reason never to go in ... :)

    Love You! :kiss:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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