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Starbucks C.A.F.E Practices Program: Ensuring a Socially Responsible Supply Chain

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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Starbucks Coffee Company’s C.A.F.E (Coffee and Farmer Equity) Practices program ensures that Starbucks sources sustainably grown and processed coffee by evaluating the economic, social and environmental aspects of coffee growing along the supply chain.

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Sekem: Generating Iridescence and Vitality in Egypt

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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Sekem was the first company to develop biodynamic farming methods in Egypt.

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Caffeine with a Conscience

Authors: Mead, Jenny; Wicks, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
Publication Year: 2008

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Is "Fair Trade" really fair? This case examines the issues through the eyes of one coffee-drinker who has specifically chosen her caffeine venue because of the Fair Trade designation.

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Newman's Own Organics: Bringing Organic Food to the Mass Market

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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Newman’s Own Organics is an organic food manufacturer that focuses on providing the kinds of products people loved as kids, but takes them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients.

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Organic Valley's Plowing Ahead

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2007

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Organic Valley is an organic, family farmer-owned cooperative on a mission.

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Cerifiably Trained

Author: Lee, Danielle
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Corporate Responsibility Officer
Publication Year: 2007

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The Rainforest Alliance continues to develop sustainable practices for companies seeking ever-popular certification...

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Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival

Author: Jaffee, Daniel
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: University of California Press
Publication Year: 2007

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Fair trade is a fast-growing alternative market intended to bring better prices and greater social justice to small farmers around the world. But is it working?

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A Closer Look at Business Education: Agriculture

Author: Goldbach, Justin F.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2007

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For many, the term "agriculture" conjures Jeffersonian imagery of the tranquil family farm. In contrast, genetically modified food and agriculture biotechnology endeavors provoke passionate debate about consumer safety and global hunger. While the agriculture sector has dramatically changed over the years in developed countries, it continues to have an enormous impact on the global economy.

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The Deadly Chemicals in Cotton

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: EJF, Environmental Justice Foundation
Publication Year: 2007

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Between 1 and 3% of agricultural workers worldwide suffer from acute pesticide poisoning with at least 1 million requiring hospitalization each year, according to a report prepared jointly for the FAO, UNEP and WHO. These figures equate to between 25 million and 77 million agricultural workers worldwide.

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North Carolina Hog Farming

From Family Farms To Corporate Factories

Authors: Allen, Stuart; Goetz, Martin; Maradei, Nick
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2007

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Hog farming is a billion dollar business, and North Carolina is the nation's second largest hog farming state. This paper examines the financial, social, and environmental impacts that CAFOs have on North Carolina, and concludes with comments about the possible directions for the future.

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