Aren't Starbucks only the biggest purchaser since they are one of (if not THE) largest coffee houses?
Anyway, I hate starbucks; they're overpriced and overamerican.
I don't really care if the companies get even more profits from selling fairtrade goods (although I have to say, I fail to see how, when fairtrade goods at all of the supermarkets I shop at are sold at the same price as "normal" goods), either way, the producers are ultimately getting more of a fair deal. My concern isn't stopping the corporations, as market damaging as some of them are.
Put it in a charity box? I think not - charity most often ends up in the wrong hands and causes more disparity than there would have been otherwise. Shaun39 - you say there are other means of giving to "charity"? Do you not realise how many problems are inherent within that head of "charity"?
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- 10-03-2008 01:21
- 10-03-2008 01:25
Paying more than £1 for a cup of mediocre coffee is sad IMO, still it's peoples money.
I think on balance fair trade goods to genuinely give money to deprived or struggling areas, if there are people exploiting it it still doesn't outweigh the good practice.