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Topic: Rwandan coffee - New York Times article (3 msgs / 65 lines)
1) From: Lissa
Today's New York Times has an article on Rwandan coffee.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/06/business/yourmoney/06coffee.html?th&emc=thThe government wants to change all growers over to specialty coffee, 
stuff on co-ops, attempts to guilt people into supporting coffee farmer 
genocide victims, etc.
Be well,
Lissa
-- 
When I see someone who is making anywhere from $300,000 to
$750,000 a year, that's middle class.
Rep. Fred Heineman, R-N.C., Washington Post, 10/29/96

2) From: jim gundlach
Lissa,
     Thanks for the tip, this is a powerful story.
       Pecan Jim
On Aug 6, 2006, at 2:25 PM, Lissa wrote:
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3) From: Lissa
Jim,
on 08/06/2006 03:37 PM jim gundlach said the following:
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I thought it was very cheering, both for those of us who like good 
coffee, and for those who like to see poor, war-battered people doing well.
I find it interesting that US AID is involved in helping the coffee 
co-ops grow and market specialty coffee in Rwanda, and they were also 
instrumental in East Timor getting organic certification for their 
coffee. When I was a young radical in college, we sure didn't think 
about good coffee when someone brought up that particular group!
Be well,
Lissa
-- 
Why didn't the world come?  Because there was no
self-interest....No oil. They didn't come because some
humans are [considered] less human than others.
Gen. Romeo Dallaire on the Rwandan Genocide


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