20 Jun '11, 3pm

Looking for coffee you can enjoy with a clear conscience? Check this out for more:

Looking for coffee you can enjoy with a clear conscience? Check this out for more:

While traditional coffee farms leave areas of native forest in place and have a minimal impact on wildlife, more and more coffee farmers are turning to the alternative – ‘sun grown’ coffee. This form of growing usually results in monocultural plantations and require significant amounts of fertiliser and pesticides. In Brazil, where an estimated 5.4 million hectares of virgin rainforest are being lost each year, coffee growing produces annual dividends amounting to US$3.3 billion. But according to UNDP, over 70 percent of Brazilian coffee farms – which between them produce well over two million metric tonnes of coffee beans per year – are monocultural plantations. Worse, Brazil isn’t the only coffee producer to favour the plantation method, with numerous South American and African countries following suit. So what can you do to help? Short of giving up coffee altogether, th...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/food_and_d...

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