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Why are Many Coffee Farmers Abandoning their Crops?

“March to welcome Honduran refugees and protest against troops on the border” by Fibonacci Blue, CC BY 2.0 Despite being a highly addictive substance and one of the world’s most popular drinks (with approximately 2 billion cups being consumed every day), a significant portion of the people who farm and produce coffee live in poverty. A clear example of how the value of labor is not reflective of how much labor is required to produce something can be seen in the case of coffee growers. Approximately 25 million small-scale farmers produce 80% of the world’s coffee within 60 tropical countries, and yet they have very little power in terms of the global coffee market. A further 125 million people are dependent on the coffee plant for their livelihoods. Despite being a major contributor to the economies of developing countries, the market is extremely unstable and is dependent on climate conditions,…

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Now Collecting All Climate March Signs!

The next Global Climate March is tomorrow, and we’re teaming up with Extinction Rebellion Toronto to collect your signs in order to showcase them and give new life to the messages! Where to Donate/Recycle Signs: After the March (November 29th; 2-4pm): Drop-off at Extinction Rebellion Toronto marked booth at the North-West corner of College St. and University Ave. OR Anytime by December 4th: Drop-off at Restoration Cafe, anytime during our hours of operation.*Restoration Cafe will continue to collect signs after Dec. 4th (for future art installations). How Are we Planning to Reuse the Signs? An installAction that will be BIG and will be seen by all those entering the Downtown core via the Don Valley Parkway. Stay tuned for more action! And visit Fridays For Future for info about your local Global Climate March!

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