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Did Brazil’s ‘Dirty List’ Prompt Starbucks and Nespresso to Stop Sourcing Coffee From Farm Caught With Slave-Like Conditions?

Did Brazil’s ‘Dirty List’ Prompt Starbucks and Nespresso to Stop Sourcing Coffee From Farm Caught With Slave-Like Conditions?

By Daniel Camargos Eight months after slave labor was discovered at the Cedro II farm in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Starbucks and Nestlé-controlled brand Nespresso — both of whom had quality certified the farm — said they would stop sourcing coffee there. The decision by the two transnational companies came after the publication […]

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    A Record 207 Environmental Activists Were Killed Last Year

    A Record 207 Environmental Activists Were Killed Last Year

    More than 200 environmental activists were killed in 2017, according to the latest report from global rights watchdog Global Witness. The troubling report revealed that 207 men and women across 22 countries were murdered last year defending their land and resources, making it the worst year on record. Agribusiness was the industry most associated with […]

    Single-Use Coffee Cups Banned in Scottish Government Buildings

    Single-Use Coffee Cups Banned in Scottish Government Buildings

    Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham confirmed that single-use coffee cups will be banned from canteens in government buildings starting June 4. Although the disposable cups are mostly made of paper, the vast majority have an inner plastic lining that most recycling facilities are unable to separate and process. “The Scottish government is determined to lead […]

    Vegan Coffee Creamers for the Perfect Morning Cup

    Vegan Coffee Creamers for the Perfect Morning Cup

    When it comes to coffee and tea creamers, you may have to try a few before you find the perfect one for you. Some are creamier, some are sweeter, but there’s something that all the best ones have in common: They don’t harm cows by using their milk. Even if creamers tout a “dairy-free” label, […]

    UK’s Largest Coffee Chain Pledges to Recycle as Many Cups as It Sells

    UK’s Largest Coffee Chain Pledges to Recycle as Many Cups as It Sells

    Costa Coffee pledged on Wednesday to become the first coffee chain in the UK to recycle the same volume of takeaway cups they put onto the market. “Our new initiative will mean that for every Costa takeaway cup we sell, we will aim to ensure that one is recycled,” the British multinational coffeehouse touted. Costa […]

    Which Coffee Is Better for Biodiversity?

    Which Coffee Is Better for Biodiversity?

    By Jason Daley When coffee consumers think about the most sustainable way to manage their caffeine habit, they normally think about the cup it’s in: Is it recyclable? But what about the coffee itself? Some coffee plantations require clear-cutting; will drinking one type of coffee have a bigger impact on the environment than another? Coffee, […]

    7 Reasons Drinking Coffee Isn’t as Bad as You Might Think

    7 Reasons Drinking Coffee Isn’t as Bad as You Might Think

    By Andrew McMaster There’s nothing quite like a cup of coffee in the morning. Whether it’s from your local shop, brewed at home or snagged from a tiny cart somewhere, people all over the world start and their days with the centuries-old psychoactive beverage. And aside from being a the only thing that can drag […]

    Starbucks Makes Special Delivery to Ensure the Future of Coffee

    Starbucks Makes Special Delivery to Ensure the Future of Coffee

    By Raina Lang Editor’s note: Sept. 29 marks National Coffee Day in the U.S. Throughout September, Human Nature is publishing a series of reports on the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, a coalition working to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product. This post is the second in the series. This story follows Conservation International’s (CI) […]