tiger habitat in Indonesia threatened
If any of you drink coffee please try to check where it comes from.
"Coffee lovers the world over are unknowingly drinking coffee that was illegally grown inside one of the world’s most important national parks for tigers, elephants and rhinos, says WWF. The illegally grown coffee is mixed by local traders with legal coffee beans and exported from Indonesia to companies such as Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Lavazza and Marubeni, according to the global conservation organization"
• Taloca, Kraft and Nestlé were the top recipients of coffee from Lampung in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively. Other companies identified as recipients of Lampung coffee include Marubeni, Itochu, ED&F Man, Andira, Nestle, Lavazza, J. Mueller Weser, Pacorini and World Transport. Folgers (P&G) and Tchibo received small shipments of coffee from Bandar Lampung’s exporters in 2004.
• The United States, Germany, Japan and Italy were the largest importing countries of tainted Lampung coffee in 2004 and 2005, accounting for more than 50 per cent of all coffee imports from the region. Other significant recipient countries include Algeria, India and the United Kingdom.
Did these companies know they were getting the 'meanie-mix' or were they just caught off guard? Either way, it needs to stop, but I'd be less forgiving to the entire company if they knew all along.
I'm a coffee addict! :o
I only buy organic "free trade" coffee. Besides everything you mentioned, most "major" brand coffees are grown in countries that use pesticides that have been banned in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia...etc.... for decades. After reading about it years ago.....Organic Coffee was actually the first "organic" product I ever started to purchase.
Thanks. I kinda skimmed over the article, and that's the impression I got, but I just wasn't up to reading the whole thing right now. Thanks for doing the work for me. :)