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Coffee Rust Reaches New Heights in Central America

posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) -- For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and... Full Story

Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM

While overall inflation remains low, the increases in food prices are forcing shoppers to search out deals and cut back. Full Story

FDA to Investigate Caffeine Additives

posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

FDA to Investigate Caffeine Additives
There is no shortage of products available for caffeine-craving consumers nowadays. But the introduction of caffeinated chewing gum has spurred concerns by the federal government about the well-being of children in relation to such... Full Story

Soaring Prices Don't Mean Beans to Coffee Drinkers

posted on May 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

New York (AP) - People are paying more to fuel up these days - on coffee. Full Story

Venezuelan Government Seizes Farms

posted on November 24, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan officials and troops have seized more than 48,000 acres (19,000 hectares) of farmland, accusing owners of not holding proper titles or not putting the land to adequate use. Full Story

Chavez Tightens Control Over Food Sector

posted on November 13, 2009 at 3:11 PM

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (AP) — President Hugo Chavez's government has nationalized two coffee processors and is planning to purchase a majority stake in a third as it moves to assert greater control over Venezuela's strictly regulated food sector. Full Story

Starbucks Opening Ethiopia Farmer Center

posted on November 30, 2007 at 8:11 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks Corp plans to open a farmer support center in Ethiopia's capital next year to help growers improve the quality of their coffee crops and boost production using sustainable practices. Full Story

The Cream in Their Caffeine

posted on January 19, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Less than a month after announcing they would stop selling items with trans fats in half of their U.S stores, Starbucks announced Tuesday that many of its stores have begun limiting its dairy purchases to products known to be free of bovine growth... Full Story

Thanks A Latte!

posted on October 10, 2003 at 8:10 PM

Kraft Foods has announced it will sell coffee certified by the Rainforest Alliance in what could be a boost for small coffee growers in Latin America. Full Story

Espresso Tax For Children's Programs

posted on September 12, 2003 at 8:09 PM

Seattle residents will vote next week on whether to tax espresso drinks to raise more than five million dollars a year for day care and preschool programs. Full Story

Joltless Java

posted on June 20, 2003 at 8:06 PM

Caf, decaf or why bother?... Full Story

Laissez Fair

posted on December 20, 2002 at 8:12 PM

An economic stimulant… Partnerships in the private sector between fair trade coffee companies and aid organizations have existed for some time. Full Story

Fair Trade For Farmers

posted on September 6, 2002 at 8:09 PM

Fair Trade For Farmers
Coffee is the second most heavily traded commodity in the world behind oil. Yet this rich product produces very little income for the world's coffee producers. A movement is afoot to create a new marketplace that values farmers. Full Story

Low Coffee Prices Persist

posted on September 6, 2002 at 8:09 PM

The bulk of all coffee produced in the world is raised on small farms of only a few acres or less. Full Story

A Cuppa Joe For The Skin

posted on August 30, 2002 at 8:08 PM

Java lotion may prevent skin cancer. Full Story
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