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Just saw fascinating doc about coffee: Black Gold

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vanillagrrl Sep 26, 2006 01:14 AM

If you have any interest in how that coffee gets to your cup, you will find Black Gold a worthwhile documentary about how coffee is cultivated and sold on the world market. The film emphasizes how the people selling their coffee get very little for it in the world market -- and the fact that prices have been kept artificially low at the expense of African coffee growers. We learn all about the effects of those policies, up close and personal. Go to http://blackgoldmovie.com/ for upcoming showings.

  1. SteveTimko Sep 30, 2006 02:41 PM

    It does look interesting, but more powerful countries tend to exploit agricultural workers in all poorer countries, not just Africa.
    http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentwo...

    1. HillJ Sep 30, 2006 01:45 PM

      "trade IS more important than aid."

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