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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Fair trade coffee booth
Hi my name is robyn and i'm a carleton student and a volunteer with Oxfam.
We will be setting up a booth in baker's lounge on
friday nov. 15th from 10am - 2pm to talk about fair trade coffee (and
we'll have some available) and the crisis that the coffee industry is facing
right now. We thought that there might be some people interested from
wusc and opirg in dropping by this booth, or of becoming involved with this
Everyone is welcome!
MUGGED. Poverty in your coffee cup.
"Over production has pushed prices down to an all-time low and many farmers
now earn less for their crop than it costs them to grow it. While coffee
farmers can not provide basic food, medicine and education for their
families the world's big four coffee companies have done virtually nothing.
Kraft, Nestle, Sara Lee and Procter and Gamble continue to rake in the
profits. Without action, 25 million farmers face ruin"
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