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Canadians' Choices Can Help End Child Slavery

Most Canadians have never personally met a child slave. Yet 89 per cent of Canadians are willing to pay more for products guaranteed to be free of child labour. What's more, Canadians are looking for more information to make informed decisions about the products they purchase.
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A Cup of Coffee You Can Feel Good About

While not exactly a certification, like Fair Trade or the Rainforest Alliance, direct trade is really more of a loose concept: remove as many of the middlemen as possible and make sure the most marginalized and impoverished people in the coffee chain, the coffee farmers themselves, are given a bigger piece of the pie.
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Should We Pay More For Coffee?

In the current age of going green and sustainability permeating every facet of our daily routine, the coffee industry is one that has taken the mission to heart, incorporating the concept into every aspect of the supply chain, from seed to cup. But for all of its efforts, one fact that stubbornly remains is that by nature coffee is a fundamentally unsustainable product: environmentally, socially, and economically.

Coffee Troubles Stir Rising Prices

On a mountaintop estate in the rugged coffee-making region of Quindio, Colombia, Juan Pablo Villota is at war with the weather. For three years, abnormally wet conditions have caused massive flooding...