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27 September 2002

Peru jungle farmers raise cups to fair trade coffee

Author: Missy Ryan, Reuters

Farmers in Alto Incariado have joined up with the local La Florida Cooperative selling coffee carrying the "fair trade" label - a seal guaranteeing consumers that producers comply with conditions like a "decent wage" for farmers, the right to unionize...

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26 September 2002

International Starbucks protest comes to town [Berkeley, USA]

Author: David Scharfenberg, Berkeley Daily Planet

A dozen protesters picketed outside the Oxford Street Starbucks Wednesday as part of an international campaign urging the chain to buy more "Fair Trade" coffee from farmers....A Starbucks representative at the protest said the company has made...

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29 July 2002

Starbucks, Ford Foundation, Oxfam America and CEPCO [Oaxacan State Coffee Producers Network] Announce Innovative Collaboration to Increase the Supply of High Quality Fair Trade Coffee

Author: Oxfam America

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18 July 2002

Supporting Science, Supporting Sustainability

Author: Anne Moore Odell, SocialFunds.com

Earthwatch Institute's Corporate Fellowship Program places corporate employees in the field with top scientists for the benefit of both the environment and the sponsoring companies [refers to Ford Motor Co., Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, Starbucks]

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1 July 2002

Longer hours lead to lawsuits over pay [USA]

Author: Fay Hansen, Christian Science Monitor

[regarding lawsuits about unpaid overtime; refers to Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, Rite Aid, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, Farmers Insurance Group]

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21 May 2002

Starbucks changes its brew [Canada]

Author: CBC News

Starbucks will offer "fair trade" coffee at its Canadian outlets...Fair trade coffee has been available at Starbucks in the U.S. and the United Kingdom for two years.

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2 May 2002

Starbucks' struggle for moral ground: Program to aid poor coffee growers off to slow start

Author: Bill Clifford, CBS.MarketWatch.com

...Starbucks said it would pay vendors in origin countries a premium price -- up to 10 cents extra per pound -- if they can prove they're protecting the environment and meeting, if not exceeding, the minimum legal requirements for wages, benefits and...

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12 April 2002

Starbucks shares cup of goodwill [USA] - Exec tells DU [Denver University] students, businesses the value of social responsibility

Author: Bruce Finley, Denver Post

...leaders of the movement that blamed Starbucks for the plight of millions of coffee farmers mired in some of the planet's worst poverty say they now are broadening their campaign to target major "can" coffee companies such as Maxwell House and...

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10 March 2002

Bitter taste of Starbucks' success

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Starbucks has become a target for environmental pressure groups partly because its socially responsible image makes it an easy target, writes Alison Maitland

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4 March 2002

Poor farmers taste success - Fairtrade is making headway but is still a tiny part of global trade

Author: Roger Cowe, Financial Times

[refers to coffee industry, cocoa/chocolate industry, Max Havelaar coffee brand, Cafedirect, Starbucks, Sainsbury, Co-op, Day Chocolate Company]

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