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Demand That U.S. Coffee Companies Stop Using Child and Slave Labor Overseas

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Investigators have found thousands of children working on coffee plantations throughout the world, some as young as seven years old. Some of these children reported being kidnapped from their families or sold into slavery to work on the plantation,

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Christeen Anderson (661)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:37 pm

Judy C. (102)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:41 pm
Signed. Thanks Agnes.

natasha salgado (715)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:04 pm
S+S,thx Agnes.

Erin R. (183)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:45 pm
n & s

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:25 pm
Signed Cheers Agnes

Rose Becke (142)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:47 pm
Signed too Thanks Agnes

Yvonne F. (180)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:04 am
So signed!!!!!! Great post, Agnes! Thanks
It is getting harder and harder to find ethical products to buy. I believe they should be labelled so we know what we are buying!

Ben Oscarsito (258)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:58 am
Done. In fact, I know what this is about. I began to work 15-20 hours a week when I was 10. When I was 14 I began to work 45 hours a week. All I can say is; -Let children be children!

Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:14 pm
Signed, thanks.

Oh Hui Xin (43)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:51 pm
Noted and signed

Caroline S. (81)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:01 pm
So signed!

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:06 pm
noted and shared

Glenn Byrnes (194)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:17 am
This is why I don't drink coffee.

Ruth R. (249)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:34 am
Noted, signed, posted to facebook, google, twitter!

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:05 am
signed, thank you Agnes

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:56 am

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:08 am
I've signed because I think they should add more pressure, but the real results will be achieved when the companies see this as important.

Debbie Williamson (322)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:13 am
Signed and noted.

MARINA M. (137)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:21 am

Jo S. (619)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:02 am
I would like the companies to be exposed, what brand names do they sell under? The coffee should also be labeled by country of origin or production. We as consumers should be able to see this informastion, we are paying for it!
Great article Agnes! Noted, signed & shared.

Jen A. (2)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:00 am
"Coffee companies such as Folgers, Maxwell House, and Nescafe all import coffee from plantations that use child and forced labor."

Signed-I am glad I don't drink coffee!

Ben Oscarsito (258)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:23 am
I forgot to say; -Fair Trade of course!

Winn Adams (203)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:30 pm

Jennifer Ward (40)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:36 pm
How sad. I wish family planning to stop unwanted fertility, and machinery to do this work, was available to prevent this horrible situation.

Ro H. (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:38 pm

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:23 pm
signed & noted

Shirley B. (5)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:45 pm
N&SX2. TY Agnes. we only drink fair trade coffee.

Jeanne Young (19)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:52 pm
Not allowed to send green star - Sending Thank You, instead. Suggest boycott of coffee, and notice of same to (HUGE) coffee businesses

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:09 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Agnes.

Vicky P. (476)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:12 pm
Noted and signed

Birgit W. (159)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:24 pm

Paulett Simunich (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:29 pm
read....signed.......thank you !

Kathy Niell (112)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:35 pm
I had no idea about this issue of child and slave labor in the production of coffee. Takes away my taste for coffee completely!

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:56 pm
Child labour is slavery and this horror must be ended, wiped off the planet for all time.

Ro H. (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:05 am

Vivien Green (153)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:27 am
Thank you agnes signed and shared on FB.
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Kirsten Taufer (43)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 12:04 pm
Signed, thank you.

Marlene dinkins (267)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 5:30 pm
noted and signed thnx Agnes!!!! very sad!!!!

Sergio Padilla (63)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:46 am

Debbie Crowe (86)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 3:40 am
Signed and shared. For Pete's sake, let kids be kids and keep them out of the workforce. There will plenty of time for that later on!
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