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Display Name: KBmn
Member Since: 1/26/12

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God is in the details - you misunderstand the message if you think AT has posted about terror today.

Thank You, AT - I'm from Boston and this showing of support is heatwarming for those who are hurting.


Messages of Hope for Boston Light Up Brooklyn Academy of Music Design News 04.16.13
4/16/13 12:08 PM

http://fairtradeusa.org/get-involved/blog/trees-need-shade-too

I didn't reply here to attack birds. I just know that GMCR is not an evil empire, and at it's core it is concerned with the earth and it's people. There should be more companies that do so much.


Roaster Turns Coffee Waste into Clean Energy
Design News 01.26.12

1/26/12 01:53 PM

Fair Trade coffee is coffee which is purchased directly from growers for a higher price than standard coffee. The purpose of Fair Trade is to promote the healthier working conditions and greater incentives for the farmers. Growers are guaranteed a minimum price for their coffees.

The mission of TransFair USA, a non-profit organization, is to develop and cultivate a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers and the earth. TransFair certifies and promotes Fair Trade products.

To qualify for Fair Trade certification, farmers must belong to an organized co-op. Because these small family farmers get a fair price, they can grow coffee with respect for the community and the environment's health. Fair Trade certification also includes a strong environmental standard that promotes conservation, agricultural diversification, proper disposal of waste, and responsible land management.

According to TransFair USA, the majority of the Fair Trade certified coffee sold is shade-grown and certified organic.


Roaster Turns Coffee Waste into Clean Energy
Design News 01.26.12

1/26/12 12:34 PM

GMCR buys more Fair Trade Coffee than anyone in the world. The majority of that is shade-grown. They have a serious commitment to the environment, their farmer/suppliers, employees and the community at large. Their coffee is the best.

Google will tell you. Just check it out before making false judgements.


Roaster Turns Coffee Waste into Clean Energy
Design News 01.26.12

1/26/12 11:49 AM