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"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

Archive for the day “January 26, 2011”

More Coffee Issues – Fair Trade

I guess that once you ground out the basic issues of what to do with the end product of the coffee journey, then you really need to look at the other end of the production line. I think coffee is actually one of the few food products where we are succeeding to make social progress.

About six months ago I saw a great hour-long documentary about the coffee industry. It was done really well and unabashedly showed both sides of the argument. If you know the name of the documentary, please leave me a message in the comments.


Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at www.alonshalev.com


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