Fair Trade Coffee is a scam. Period. The crop is sustainable because new plants are always added. But the charade that Fair Trade helps farmers is a joke and people needs to stop propagating the lie. It’s a pyramid scheme where local exporters pay small farmers a pittance, like 15 cents a pound for coffee beans, and then sell the product to a bigger company which will labeled it “Fair Trade”. Add to that, the fact that companies are telling farmers when to pick the beans and consumers are left with a product that rivals saw dust.
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I was educated in Catholic schools and spent 6 years at the Petit Seminaire College Saint-Martial, a Jesuit seminary in Port-au-Prince. I am a twice Ordained minister from the Open Ministry Church, and the Universal Life Church The Monastery. I am not religious or an atheist, I enjoy spirituality. Religion, politics and gardening (not necessarily in that order) are my favorite subjects of conversation. Other areas of interest include: Human diversity, criminal and constitutional law (graduated from the police academy CCJST), Africa, ancient history, slavery, automotive technology and research at the GM training Center (Tech I and III), Chrysler Technical Training (BE and T-121). View all posts by mypbbooks