Update, 1/25/05) Where are the challengers coming from?
So far, the participating states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Washington DC. But the challenge participants are all over the world! Countries participating: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UK, USA. (Update, 8/9/06) I wrote a letter/ emailed / called / asked a Starbucks employee asking about its fair trade policies, and got a long shpiel about something called CAFE practices, which sounds even better than fair trade! Is it? No. CAFE practices is a “certification program” developed by and for Starbucks, if that gives you any hint as to who it’ll most benefit. Not saying that CAFE practices totally suck — farmers who supply Starbucks may