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Starbucks more help than Fairtrade, report says

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MULTINATIONAL companies such as Starbucks do more good for poor coffee-farmers than the Fairtrade movement, a report by a free-market think tank suggests.

In Fair Trade Without the Froth, released on Thursday of last week, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) says that “fair trade does not focus on the poorest countries. . . penetration is greater in middle-income than in poor countries.” The author of the report, Sushil Mohan, a lecturer at the University of Dundee, also ...

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Sat 25 Oct 14 @ 10:55
'Moribund churches get the HTB treatment' http://t.co/Ul0Ya2u35j

Sat 25 Oct 14 @ 9:35
@alansc Hi Alan, We've done this for years. People wanted advance col for time to work on sermons. Col for 26/10 Readings is just below. HS