BBC forgets to mention Fairtrade

BBC runs long article on coffee prices, however, forgets to mention Fairtrade.

The BBC is currently under fire for its recent grossly one sided (and therefore technically illegal) Panorama programme smearing Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

Now they have published a long article about the problems of coffee growers forced by low prices into poverty. The article is fairly truthful in pointing to the way the West exploits producer countries. But then they conclude there is not much to be done and the outrageous markup made by some coffee companies is justified by high rents and minimum wages.

Just one problem: in a long and detailed report there is no mention of the Fairtrade system as a solution.

Coffee Plant calls on the BBC to apologise for omitting the only large scale solution to coffee growers poverty.

The article can be found at