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Starbucks Just As Bad As Wal-Wart?

Discussion in 'Perspectives' started by 1134, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. 1134 Citizen of Pluto

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    In my recent trip to Canada I noticed a certain coffee shop on every block and I even witnessed two of these coffee shops right across the street from one another, it was rediculous. You know this global coffee empire as Starbucks. Many of you wonder "Why is Starbucks bad they're just a coffee shop" Wrong! The things they do to get their coffee is catostrophic. Starbucks exploits underpaid, third-world workers who use a clear-cutting (cutting down trees in a forest to plant crops on, once the crops are finished they move on to another part of the forest) style for agriculture. This is a very serious and detrimental way of growing crops. Starbucks has opened stores all around the globe and has been cheating its workers out of hours and benefits for years. However Starbucks does sell coffee beans that you can purchase obtained in a fair trade manner but the coffee they make is still from free trade beans. Recently Starbucks was acccused of using the money from the Tsunami Relief Fund to boost their own sales. Think about this next time you get your next cappuchino.
     
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  2. Lord of Mikawa Slow dance with the

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    Maybe, they have been popping up everywhere.
     
  3. Megaharrison Eternal President of the Cafe Retired Staff

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    And...?

    A business doing well isn't an evil thing. It succeeds because the masses like it.
     
  4. Khamzul Read over there ->

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    And where did you (OP) get your info on enviormental abuse, and using free trade beans? Last time I checked they had a good reputation.
     
  5. Lord Yu Active Member

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    Cham Cham Trigger in 3...2...
    Edit:Dang he's not on. =/ anyway this is a "no shit" kinda topic.
     
  6. Red Viking Northern Skald

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    And when it does succeed and become huge, the masses start assuming it has to be morally corrupt and evil.
     
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