So we're gonna get into something a bit different this week. Not really truecrime, not unsolved, but definitely crazy. This is another one we got from a listener that we had no clue ever happened. While the official death toll of this incident is usually put at around 45, some estimates say it could be up to 2000. Those bodies are said to either have been dumped in the sea or buried in mass graves. So what was the incident about you ask? Well, long story very short… Bananas. We're gonna dive into what is simply known as the Banana massacre, a crazy tale of a government squashing a banana strike with excessive force and what came after. Buckle up guys, here we go! Before we start, I want to acknowledge the great sources of info for this episode. 90% of the information on this week's episode came from two amazing sources that had tons of info that we couldn't find anywhere else. First a paper by Jorge Enrique Elias Caro and Antonino Vidal Ortega on the website scielo.org was our source for the actual massacre info while an article called Rotten Fruit by Peter Chapman on the Financial Times website was our source for the company history. So, let's start by talking about a fruit company. United Fruit company to be exact. United Fruit began life in the 1870s when Minor Cooper Keith, a wealthy young New Yorker, started growing bananas as a business sideline, alongside a railway line he was building in Costa Rica. Both ventures took off, and by 1890 he was married to the daughter of a former president of Costa Rica and owned vast banana plantations on land given to him by the state. The bananas were shipped to New Orleans and Boston, where demand soon began to outstrip supply.Keith teamed up with Andrew Preston, a Boston importer, and in 1899 they formed United Fruit. Bananas sold well for their tropical cachet: they were exotic, a luxury only affordable to the rich. But the rapidly rising output of United Fruit's plantations brought down prices. The company created a mass market in the industrial cities of the US north-east and Midwest. The once bourgeois banana became positively proletarian. By the 1920s, United Fruit's empire had spread across Central America. It also included Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In South America the company owned chunks of Colombia and Ecuador. It came to dominate the European as well as the US banana markets with the help of its Great White Fleet of 100 refrigerated ships, the largest private navy in the world. There are more than 300 varieties of banana, but United Fruit grew only one: the Gros Michel or ”Big Mike”. This variety suited most tastes; it was not too big or too small, too yellow or too sweet - if anything, it was a little bland. This was the forerunner of the transnational products we have today. But mass production took its toll. In 1903, disease hit United Fruit's plantations in Panama. An array of pathogens kept up the attack, and the banana was discovered to have a genetic weakness. Its seeds are ill equipped for reproduction, so growers take cuttings from one plant to create another. The banana is a clone, with each inbred generation less resilient. Although the banana was diseased, United Fruit marketed it as a product that exemplified good health. Banana diseases did not affect humans, and the fruit was said to be the cure for many ills: obesity, blood pressure, constipation - even depression. In 1929, United Fruit set up its own ”education department”, which supplied US schools with teaching kits extolling the benefits of the banana and the good works of the company. Meanwhile, United Fruit's ”home economics” department showered housewives with banana recipes. One of United Fruit's most successful advertising campaigns began in 1944, designed to boost the banana's profile after its scarcity during the war. It featured Senorita Chiquita Banana, a cartoon banana who danced and sang in an exuberant Latin style. Senorita Chiquita bore a close resemblance to Carmen Miranda, the Brazilian entertainer who, in her ”tutti-frutti” hat, wowed Hollywood at the time. Sales soon regained prewar levels. By the 1960s, the banana had become an inseparable accompaniment to the morning cereal of most American children. And today, in countries such as the US and Britain, it has ousted the apple as the most popular fruit. In the UK, figures indicate that more than 95 per cent of households buy bananas each week, and that more money is spent on them than on any other supermarket item, apart from petrol and lottery tickets. Soooo sounds like a pretty typical big business rise to power by providing a wholesome treat to the people right? Wrong… There was more going on than almost everybody knew. Over the years, United Fruit fought hard for low taxes and light regulation. By the beginning of the 20th century, troublesome anti-trust laws had been passed in the US to crack down on business behaviour such as price-fixing and other monopolistic practices. Taxes on large corporations were increased to fund welfare benefits in the US and fully fledged welfare states in Europe. But, with a centre of operations far from the lawmakers of Washington DC, United Fruit largely avoided all this. The company also gained a reputation as being ruthless when crossed, and acted to remove governments that did not comply with its wishes. United Fruit had first shown its tough nature in the invasion of Honduras in 1911, which was planned by Sam ”The Banana Man” Zemurray, a business partner of United Fruit who later headed the company. Efforts by Zemurray and United Fruit to set up production in Honduras had been blocked by the Honduran government, which was fearful of the power it might wield. United Fruit was not so easily deterred. Zemurray financed an invasion, led by such enterprising types as ”General” (self-appointed) Lee Christmas and freelance trouble-shooter Guy ”Machine Gun” Molony. Thanks to United Fruit, many more exercises in ”regime change” were carried out in the name of the banana. In 1941, the company hired a new consultant, Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, who had adapted the early disciplines of psychoanalysis to the marketplace. Bernays is known as the ”father of public relations” following his seminal 1928 book, Propaganda, in which he argued that it was the duty of the ”intelligent minority” of society to manipulate the unthinking ”group mind”. This, Bernays asserted, was for the sake of freedom and democracy. United Fruit had become concerned about its image. In Central America, it was commonly known as el pulpo (the octopus) - its tentacles everywhere. In the US, United Fruit's territories were seen as troubled and forbidding. Under Bernays' guidance, the company began issuing a steady flow of information to the media about its work, rebranding the region as ”Middle America”. America”. In 1954, Bernays exercised his manipulative powers to get rid of the Guatemalan government. Democratically elected, it had taken some of United Fruit's large areas of unused land to give to peasant farmers. Bernays' response was to call newspaper contacts who might be amenable to the company view. Journalists were sent on ”fact finding” missions to Central America and, in particular, Guatemala, where they chased false stories of gunfire and bombs. In dispatches home, Guatemala became a place gripped by ”communist terror”. The company looked, too, to friends in high places, both in the corridors of power and in the offices where the big decisions were made. During the Guatemalan crisis, John Foster Dulles, one of the world's most esteemed statesmen, was secretary of state. His brother, Allen Dulles, was head of the CIA. Both were former legal advisers to United Fruit. Together, the Dulles brothers orchestrated the coup that overthrew Guatemala's government in 1954. Despite its ugly reputation, United Fruit often made philanthropic gestures. Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company, played a part in coining the term ”corporate social responsibility” when, in reference to earthquake relief sent to Nicaragua in 1972, he extolled the company's deeds as ”our social responsibility”. And in the 1930s, Sam Zemurray donated part of his fortune to a children's clinic in New Orleans. He later gave $1m to the city's Tulane University to finance ”Middle American'' research; he also funded a Harvard professorship for women. Philanthropy, however, did not prevent United Fruit's abuses, and, in the 1950s, the US government decided it had to act. The company's activities had caused such anti-US feeling in Latin America that leftwing revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara had prospered. And so Washington began to take away some of United Fruit's land. Ironically, Castro had benefited from the presence of United Fruit in Cuba. His father, a sugar planter, leased land from the company, and had made enough money to afford a good upbringing for his children. Guevara had fought both United Fruit and the CIA during the Guatemalan coup; he maintained thereafter that Latin America had no choice but ”armed struggle”. At New Year 1959, Castro and Guevara seized power in Cuba and kicked out the US-supported regime of Fulgencio Batista. Like an ailing dictator, United Fruit lashed out - and nearly took the world with it. In 1961, it lent part of its Great White Fleet to the CIA and Cuban exiles in the US who were plotting to overthrow Castro. When the Bay of Pigs invasion failed, Castro, fearing another attack, ushered in armaments from the Soviet Union, prompting the missile crisis of 1962. United Fruit battled on through the 1960s, its product ever more the victim of disease. Big Mike flagged, died and gave way to the dessert banana most of the developed world eats today, the Cavendish. It was said to be ”disease resistant”. Now that's dying, too. Eli Black took over the company in 1970, imagining he could turn it back into the colossus it once was. The early 1970s, however, were a terrible period for the image of multinational corporations. Chief among them, oil companies made huge profits from the crisis after the 1973 Middle East war, to the inflationary ruin of rich and poor countries alike. United Fruit became an embarrassment. It was weak where others, such as the oil moguls, remained strong. When its stock market value crashed and regulators moved in, it looked like natural selection. Early on Monday February 3 1975, a man threw himself out of his office window, 44 floors above Park Avenue, New York. He had used his briefcase to smash the window, and then thrown it out before he leapt, scattering papers for blocks around. Glass fell on to the rush-hour traffic, but amazingly no one else was hurt. The body landed away from the road, near a postal service office. Postmen helped emergency workers clear up the mess so the day's business could carry on. This jumper was quickly identified as Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company. It emerged that Black, a devout family man, had bribed the Honduran president, Oswaldo Lopez Arellano, with $1.25m to encourage him to pull out of a banana cartel which opposed United Fruit. The story was about to come out in the US press. United Fruit's Central American plantations were also struggling with hurricane damage and a new banana disease. Facing disgrace and failure, Black took his own life. His death was shocking, not least because he had the reputation of a highly moral man. Wall Street was outraged, the company's shares crashed and regulators seized its books to prevent ”its further violation of the law”. The company subsequently disappeared from public view and was seemingly erased from the collective mind. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, in a born-again spirit of globalisation, the world's main banana companies picked up the free-market banner once carried by United Fruit. The companies - Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole from the US, and Noboa from Ecuador - did not have anything like the force of United Fruit individually, but they were still a formidable presence. Together they were known to their critics, if not to themselves, as the ”Wild Bunch”. In the 1990s, the US took its case to the World Trade Organisation, the new high court of globalisation. The companies protested that west European countries unfairly protected the producers of so-called ”Fairtrade” bananas in former European colonies through a complex system of quotas and licences. The Wild Bunch characterised this as revamped colonialism and outmoded welfare state-ism and, instead, promoted their own ”Free Trade” bananas. In the new millennium, after what had become a general trade war, the Europeans backed down and agreed to concessions. They did so with some rancour, protesting that Washington had again allowed itself to be manipulated by narrow interests. Some spoke of a return of the ”old and dark forces”. They were thinking of United Fruit. Ok so that's kind of a basic history of United Fruit company to get us going in the right direction to talk about one of the most brutal things they carried out on their workers. You've seen the connection they had and the power they had.. Pretty nuts for a fucking banana company. On the evening of October 5, 1928, the delegates for Colombia's banana workers in Magdalena gathered to discuss their grievances. Among their concerns were their long hours and low pay; one worker, Aristides López Rojano, remembered: “We worked from six in the morning until eleven and then from one in the afternoon until six.... The contractor paid the salary and reserved up to thirty percent for himself.” Erasmo Coronel (the one wearing the bowtie in the group portrait) spoke in favor of a strike, and the others agreed. At around five in the morning on October 6, 1928, the workers issued the United Fruit Company a list of nine demands. Stop their practice of hiring through sub-contractors Mandatory collective insurance Compensation for work accidents Hygienic dormitories and 6 day work weeks Increase in daily pay for workers who earned less than 100 pesos per month Weekly wage Abolition of office stores Abolition of payment through coupons rather than money Improvement of hospital services The strike turned into the largest labor movement ever witnessed in the country until then. Radical members of the Liberal Party, as well as members of the Socialist and Communist Parties, participated. The workers wanted to be recognized as employees, and demanded the implementation of the Colombian legal framework of the 1920s. After U.S. officials in Colombia and United Fruit representatives portrayed the workers' strike as "communist" with a "subversive tendency" in telegrams to Frank B. Kellogg, the United States Secretary of State, the United States government threatened to invade with the U.S. Marine Corps if the Colombian government did not act to protect United Fruit's interests. The Colombian government was also compelled to work for the interests of the company, considering they could cut off trade of Colombian bananas with significant markets such as the United States and Europe. As there was no agreement the Government militarized the zone. The newspaper "La Prensa" published the following: "MORE TROOPS FOR THE BANANERA REGION. We have been informed that the leaving of the Commissioner sent by the Industry Ministry due to the existing conflict between the workers and the company has turned the situation critical. For this reason, the War Ministry ordered the concentration of more troops in Ciénaga. Therefore, yesterday night, a numerous contingent was dispatched from here on a special ship" By the end of November the Magdalena Agriculture Society tried to find a solution to the situation. They named a Commission and along with the Chief of the Work Office and the workers' delegates would have a meeting with the UFC since the conflict was affecting everyone's interests. The multinational rejected meeting the Commission stating that the workers were out of the law. The representatives of the workers left for Ciénaga with the aim of convincing their fellow workers to abandon the region. They also demanded the arbitration as a last legal resort. Social Party (PSR) founded in 1927 in Bogotá. The strike was also supported by the national and departmental union leaders ascribed to the Magdalena Workers Federation, the Magdalena Worker Union and the General Union of Workers of the Union Society (popularly known as the Yellow Union which integrated railway, port and construction workers of Santa Marta). The first week of December everything was at a standstill, without a solution. The company hired a steamboat and brought 200 military men and took over the town hall without the mayor's authorization. To this respect the Ciénaga newspaper "Diario del Córdoba" noted: "We do not know who ordered changing the town house into a campsite of troops, but we are certain that the municipality spokesman was not consulted for this illegal occupation. He would have certainly opposed it since there was no alteration of public order according to the norms in force. We see that the procedures here are "manu militari", without any consideration under the obvious alarm of these peoples, panic in society and business." Military roadblocks were displayed. Trains were searched and the army prevented strikers from using them33. Tension increased and temporary workers started to return to their hometowns. Military pressure blocked the communication systems and the mail, telephones, telegraph and even the press stopped working. The strikers seized the train from Ciénaga to the plantations and they prevented its exit during the day. On December 3rd, the press was conscious of the extreme situation: The situation of the Banana Strike is worse than ever. Especially because of the uneasiness caused by the Governor's Office for having called the Army. Any kind of meeting was banned, as it was assumed that they questioned the state legitimacy and stability and the government decisions. This measure outraged workers, because some detentions took place in Ciénaga and they were justified by the police since some documents of an apparently communist campaign were confiscated. From this moment on, American Diplomats started to worry for the security of the American employees up to the point that the Government of the United States sent a ship to Santa Marta for the protection of their citizens as was stated by the US ambassador in Bogotá. He made clear that it was not a war cruise. Anyhow, it was possible to confirm that in the ports of Ciénaga and Santa Marta war ships docked with the aim of reinforcing troops. To break the strike, on December 2nd, a military contingent of 300 men arrived in Ciénaga from the interior of the country. The major of the zone considered that these soldiers would be better at facing the situation than those native of the region. At the same time that same day some municipalities protested against the disposition of the governor's office. The workers exodus continued, the general situation of commerce aggravated, many commercial houses closed and some of them stopped paying their debts alleging the scarce security conditions and low sales. Similarly occurred with the stores of the UFC which closed due to lack of business activity. There was a total lack of supplies of basic products in the banana zone. With the excuse that in Ciénaga the strikers were committing all kinds of outrages, the army seized the train to mobilize troops to the different towns, preventing normal circulation; this information proved false and the train returned to Cienaga during the first hours of the next day. The community remained isolated and without the possibility to use the train as a transportation means. The train was used by the militaries for the surveillance of plantations. A State of Siege declaration was expected and this increased tension among strikers who organized collective bodies in different locations to prevent the work of producers. Detentions continued. The train detention by the military and the impossibility to take bananas out due to the positions of the strikers and small landowners, the harvested fruit began to rot. The Workers Union used the newspaper Vanguardia Obrera and other pasquinades to inform about their position and to keep public opinion updated. On December 5th, alleging that the strikers had managed to get weapons, the government decreed the State of Siege. This was not made public to the workers and for this reason they became more exacerbated. A pressure mechanism used to obtain the support of merchants was the fact of creating solidarity to boycott the public market stores and other commercial firms if the transaction was not authorized by the Workers Union. This way, merchants could not sell if they did not have the "permission". To accomplish this policy the union had 5.000 workers acting as vigilantes. This situation led the UFC to ask the government if the State was in condition to protect its interests. The State response was dubious. In its effort to reach an equilibrium between the pressure of the company and that of the workers, it submitted a communication where it stated that it would analyse the situation and would take the corresponding steps. The workers' unrest for not feeling the State support led them to radicalization of their protest and since that moment, seizures of banana farms took place in different municipalities. There were confrontations between land owners, the military and the workers. It is worth mentioning the events in Sevilla, where workers detained a group of soldiers. As the tension increased with this last event the Ministry Council declared general alteration of public order on December 5th, and gave special faculties to Minister Arrazola to act as a mediator between the parties and positioned General Cortés Vargas as Civil and Military Chief. This intervention was justified by the economic losses of the socio-economic and political system of the nation because it had been estimated that up to that moment the losses exceeded one million dollars and given the fact that the fierce position of the workers had stopped communications and transportations and even there had been seizures in several localities and there was fear concerning the situation of Santa Marta. The government sent information to the United Press as follows: "The government has decreed the State of Siege in the Province of Santa Marta where the workers of the United Fruit Company maintain a strike lasting several days. General Carlos Cortés Vargas has been appointed Civil and Military Chief". On the other hand, the national press and especially that of the capital announced: " there has never been a longer and more numerous strike in the country than this of the workers of Magdalena. Thirty-two thousand workers have been in total inactivity for more than thirty days in the banana region, there are no signs that this situation will have a favourable solution" Events reached their peak in Ciénaga. The workers had concentrated for a pacific demonstration in the evening of the 5th of December. The Governor Nuñez Roca decreed the dispersion of the demonstration. The workers did not receive this well; they declared that authorities had taken this decision with the support of the UFC and the militaries without the presence of workers' representatives. This made clear to them that authorities were defending the interests of the Company and the local "bananacracy"and not theirs as Colombian workers. The concentration ended in a protest. The militaries obeyed the orders of the Governor and it was authorized to follow orders and demand the workers to dissolve the demonstration as it was not authorized. The text was read in the square and at the same time the troop took positions. There were approximately 1.500 strikers in the square. The army gave the strikers 15 minutes to disperse and the workers' answer was a the massive agitation of the Colombian flags and shouts related to the workers movement. The army responded with drumbeats and the menace to repel the strikers. Three bugle warnings were given, but nevertheless the strikers remained in their positions. A deep silence reigned in the square and the menace of the army became an unfortunate reality when the shout "Shoot" was uttered. Rifles and machine guns were discharged against the defenceless and unarmed demonstrators. In minutes the ground of the square was tinted with blood. Once the attack of the army against their own fellow citizens ended, the sight was dantesque. The cadavers, the wounded and their relatives were troubling scenes. These events took place at the dawn of December 6th: a brutal aggression against a workers' demonstration. The news invaded the media and the first chronicles appeared with living information about the tragic balance of the events. The first report on the newspaper "La Prensa" from Barranquilla informed of 8 people killed and 20 wounded. After a week, the same newspaper mentioned 100 dead and 238 wounded. Meanwhile official sources and diplomatic communications signalled the number of people killed as being 1.000. This number, and along with other kind of testimonies collected, agree that the number of killings was over a thousand and that the militaries loaded the trains with the corpses and buried them in mass graves in inaccessible areas and up to the present times they have not been localized. This repression caused a massive exodus of the terrified population. They abandoned the zone and migrated to different parts of the country for fear of military persecution and arrestment. Many of them left their scarce possessions behind. National and international media widely covered this event. Both the UFC and the government tried to manipulate the information to protect their image. The press echoed and broadcasted the sometimes biased news, informing about "combats" between the army troops and the "revolutionaries" and that as a result of these combats, 8 "bandits" were killed and 20 were wounded. The War Ministry insisted that "in Magdalena there was no strike, but a revolution". Other newspapers such as "La Prensa" from Barranquilla, issued their edition of December 8th in red characters as a reference to this event that brought mourning to the entire country and as a symbolic commemorative act. Referring to a communication sent to the United Press, the War Ministry informed officially that in the attack of the strikers against the troops there had been 8 dead and 20 wounded and that in order to control the revolutionary outbreaks against state order, the immediate mobilization of more troops had been ordered. They would arrive from cities of the interior of the country. It also emphasised the position of the government that the workers' situation in Magdalena was delicate and that vigorous decisions had to be taken in order to solve this issue. It also informed that beside Ciénaga, other localities had to be intervened. The Times from New York informed in a biased and extended way that the turmoil in the Colombian Banana Region was provoked by Mexican incendiaries, who had led the process of the Mexican Revolution, two decades earlier. It also gave details about the aspects of the banana strike that were consequences of the expiration of the Barco Concession . At the same time the UFC issued a press communication to the New York agencies and the worldwide correspondents declaring: "the difficult situation experienced during the past days in the Colombian banana region, where the company has valuable interests, has quite improved in the last 24 hours and the dispatches sent from the scene, give rise to expectations for a prompt solution of the conflict surged between the workers and the company which ended in an extended strike of revolutionary nature". While the American press provided biased information, trying to defend the multinational interests and that of their government, the national press analysed the situation with greater objectivity. The daily newspaper "El Tiempo" from Bogotá commented in an extended note that most of the claims of the strikers were righteous improvement of working conditions. Nevertheless, due to its conservative position, the editorial stated that they did not agree with the strike since they considered that the workers had a bad leadership and they made the leaders responsible for what had happened. They reminded the authorities that force is not the supreme reason as the only system to solve a conflict since violence is not a valid option to impose certain vindications. In response to these events and as a protest for the massacre, several offices of the United Fruit and the railway were set on fire and destroyed. The hard situation caused by the army repression and the lack of jobs led to the assault of the company's stores where people seized food. "It is not about fixing anyhow a difficult situation, it is about avoiding more critical events in the immediate future. Therefore we need a wise, prudent, political Colombian, who does not forget the circumstances regarding the conflict. Someone who does not forget how the United Fruit Company manipulates the political and civil life of Magdalena and who does not think it indispensable to send troops for hunting workers as animals. Someone who will not be hard and inflexible with them and subordinated and honey mouthed with the company agents" After the massacre, the workers who managed to escape emigrated to other areas of the region and new versions of the events started to become public. It was the version of the defeated. This version informed the public opinion about the concentration in the Ciénaga square and not in farms as had been informed by authorities to justify the fact of not being able to notify the exact number of deaths. On December 10th after a convulsed weekend, the headings announced "the revolutionaries' flee in stampede to the Sierra Nevada," "government troops completely defeated the strikers "; the War Minister informs that there were more deaths during the last combats". In general, the press informed about a revolutionary movement which confronted the military forces and that the army was responding with rigor, but that there had not been any excess on their part. The banana zone was returning to normal, as well as the train service between Ciénaga and Santa Marta and the steam boat service between Ciénaga and Barranquilla. They also informed that since public order had been reestablished, businesses had already opened and that the exodus of the population had ended. General Cortés Vargas issued a decree through which the revolutionaries of Magdalena were declared a gang of outlaws. The decree consisted of three articles and in one section, as a justification, it was stated that the rebel strikers committed all kinds of outrages: arson in public and private property, pillage, interruption of telegraphic and telephonic communications, destruction of railways, assault of citizens who did not agree with their communist and anarchist doctrine. This was the justification for decreeing martial law to give security to citizens and to re-establish public order. On the other hand the workers' leaders and accessories should be prosecuted to face their responsibilities. And to finish, the public force was authorized to use their guns. At the same time troops were sent to avoid the surviving strikers' flee to the Sierra Nevada and the Departament of Atlántico. To accomplish this all the towns neighbouring the banana zone were alerted. Numerous detentions occurred and the prisoners were sent to Ciénaga to be judged by a Martial Court. Wow…. Fucking bananas caused all this shit… Well obviously not than JUST bananas but holy shit man. So the crazy thing is United Fruit company continued to operate did so long after this incident until eventually after the the suicide of Eli Black things unraveled and the company went away. Or did it? Well it did not. In fact the company is now still a huge banana company called… Chiquita! But at least all that bullshit is on the past… Oh wait wait… No it's not! While Chiquita is not actively massacring people, in 2007, it admitted to paying $1.7 million to the United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia (A.U.C.), a far-right paramilitary group responsible for thousands of killings and some of the worst massacres in Colombia. The A.U.C. was designated by the United States as a terrorist group at the time and Chiquita was forced to pay $25 million for violating counterterrorism laws. In particular, the A.U.C. targeted labor leaders, liquidated problem employees, and removed people from lands needed for cultivation. “They are so bad that in 2001, even the Bush administration was forced to designate them as a terrorist organization,” said Terry Collingsworth, a Labor and Human Rights Attorney. He proceeds to say that multinational corporations had automatically aligned with the A.U.C. “They've made it safe for business here. That's what they do.” Collingsworth states, from his and his associates' reporting, that Chiquita likely paid much more than $1.7 million to the A.U.C. Over much of the 20th century, banana companies like United Fruit effectively took over governments in countries like Guatemala and Honduras, leading to the countries' model being known as “banana republics”. A banana republic would describe politically unstable countries economically dependent on bananas as a sole export and product, and it has been diversified to include other limited-resource products. The CIA would strong-arm these governments to protect the business interests of banana companies at the expense of workers and people who lived in those countries, often propping up repressive regimes. With a historic priority of keeping the costs of bananas low, banana companies were willing to do whatever it took to keep prices low, from stifling labor movements, keeping wages low, and strong-arming governments. The United Fruit Company did it then, and Chiquita Brands does it now. In 1999, President Clinton apologized to Guatemala, saying that “support for military forces and intelligence units which engaged in violence and widespread repression was wrong, and the United States must not repeat that mistake.” Movies: Horror movies about killer food https://screenrant.com/funniest-horror-b-movies-murderous-food/
Somehow, the podcast has chugged forward for nearly three years without a single coffee episode -- that ends TODAY. The guys are joined by Matt Bolinder, owner of Speckled Ax Wood Roasted Coffees in Portland. Matt charts the windy and certainly unconventional road that led him to Speckled Ax, and discusses how opening a business seemed like the only way to stay in Maine (despite a newly-acquired PhD in literature). We also learn why (the hell) he chose to get started with a decidedly rare wood-fired roaster, dive into the complicated value of doing things manually, and get into the fundamental social value in fair trade and organic coffee. Get roasted in the mysterious realm of the world's third most popular beverage!
In episode 119 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Cliff Pollard, Founder of Cream Co. Meats, on creating a direct market for sustainable, regenerative and family-owned farms. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review the show. It's a huge help. Thanks!CREAM CO.'S MISSION IS TO REVOLUTIONIZE A HIGHLY COMMODITIZED INDUSTRY BY CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO ENJOY ANIMAL PROTEINS RESPONSIBLY.Cream Co. is committed to supporting and working alongside independent producers to deliver the highest quality, best-tasting meats we can find. Sometimes that means bringing best-in-class programs to new markets. At others, it's developing a new program from the grass up.At a minimum, all of the Cream Co. programs are hormone and antibiotic free. Most of their partners undergo annual third-party auditing including CCOF Organic, Land to Market™ Regenerative, Certified Humane, Non-GMO Project Verified, and American Grass-fed and Grass-finished.Through a decade working in the Bay Area food industry, Cliff has been constantly inspired by the local food movement. Over time, he began to envision a transparent marketplace that could support sustainable and regenerative ranches through an aggregate and direct marketing model, while providing customers the ease and efficiencies they depended on from large scale distributors.Cream Co. was founded in 2016 to even the playing field between mainstream and farm-direct distribution. The company sources meat and forges partnerships that value quality over quantity, flavor over convenience, and transparency at every step.Cream Co. is an Oakland based business committed to supporting local California ranches wherever possible; over 75% of their partners are small producers in California, Oregon, and Washington.Today, Cream Co. distributes, direct markets and directly invests in over 20 sustainable, regenerative and family-owned farms. They've built a team of industry veterans who care deeply about preserving the Bay's food community, and continually invest in their processing facility to deepen roots in Oakland.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
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Do you know where the shirt you're wearing came from? Not the brand, the actual fabric. Do you know who constructed the shirt? If you're a brand owner, do you truly know the conditions of the workers who you are sourcing goods from? Are they being paid fair wages? Do they have a safe environment to work in? For far too long, these questions were left not just unanswered, they weren't even being asked. But in today's world, the consumer is more aware of and cares about all aspects of their products, and they are voting with their dollars to support the brands that are doing things the right way. The problem is, though, that it's often hard to know for sure which brands are true to their word when they say things like they are “ethically-sourced,” “fair trade,” “vegan,” or any of the other buzzwords that they have identified. That's where Maisa Mumtaz-Cassidy comes into the picture. Maisa is the Founder and CEO of Consciously, a curated marketplace made for sustainable fashion. On this episode of Up Next in Commerce, I talked to Maisa about how she built her marketplace, what she looks for when she invites a brand onto the platform, and she gave some tips to sustainably-minded consumers on what questions they should be asking of the brands they want to support. Enjoy this episode!Main Takeaways:The Big Disconnect: The Western buyer is, unfortunately, not often clued into the working conditions of garment workers around the world. Many third-world countries are the source of the garments we wear every day, and the conditions there are too often unsustainable and unsafe. When consumers dig into where their brands source their goods, there is more of an opportunity to improve the conditions and therefore the lives of the people who do the work.Don't Trust, Verify: As a brand or as a consumer, you should not simply take someone at their word. If the suppliers you work with say that they pay fair wages, make them prove it. Ask for pay stubs and go visit the factories or talk to the workers one-on-one to ensure they are being treated fairly. As a consumer, if a brand says they are ethically sourced, research what that means and ask them for proof. Request information about the products they offer and do your homework before you hand over money to a brand that is not operating in good conscience. And, by asking questions, you may bring to light issues that the brand didn't even consider and thus contribute to finding solutions.Built to Serve: If you state that you are built to serve the customer, you have to actually follow through. Stay engaged as much as possible. Have human-to-human interactions. Run polls and ask questions across platforms, and respond when customers reach out. These are simple but often-forgotten steps many brands should be paying more attention to in order to ensure customer satisfaction remains high.For an in-depth look at this episode, check out the full transcript below. Quotes have been edited for clarity and length.---Up Next in Commerce is brought to you by Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Respond quickly to changing customer needs with flexible Ecommerce connected to marketing, sales, and service. Deliver intelligent commerce experiences your customers can trust, across every channel. Together, we're ready for what's next in commerce. Learn more at salesforce.com/commerce---For a full transcript of this interview, click here.
In episode 118 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Garik Himebaugh, Founder of Eco-Stylist, on the state of the sustainable fashion industry and creating a one-of-a-kind personal styling experience for conscious consumers.Listen to our first interview with Garik in episode #65 here.Who wants to wear clothes made with child labor and toxic chemicals? Not you. Not us. From organic cotton oxfords to zero waste hats and sunglasses made from recycled plastic bottles, everything at Eco-Stylist is eco-friendly, socially responsible, and ethically sourced.At Eco-Stylist all ethical and sustainable brands are first researched with Remake's sustainable brand criteria. This framework looks at the brand's impact on both people and the environment. Through this framework the company thoroughly researches all of the brands on the platform, measuring the brand's environmental and social impact. Finding sustainably and ethically made clothes can be hard work, Eco-Stylist makes it easy!We know it can be difficult to figure out if the clothes you're buying check all the right boxes. Do the materials used to make your shirt have a negative impact on the environment? Are the people who stitched together your jeans being paid fair wages? Does this even look good on me?But before you call it quits and opt to buy the $15 sweatshirt from the fast fashion retailer that you know isn't likely to be providing an acceptable workspace for their underpaid employees, know that we are doing the hard work of answering these questions for you. Using Remake's sustainable brand criteria, we take the time to thoroughly research brands before we choose to partner with them. This criterion takes into consideration a number of factors, including transparency, environmental sustainability, maker well-being, use of sustainable raw materials, and the leadership of the brand within the ethical fashion sphere. If a brand passes, we partner with them and promote their products on our website.Eco-Stylist is convenient, ethical, and tailored to you. They host a Sustainable Brands Directory for everyone, curate stylish and sustainable clothing in an easy-to-use marketplace, and offer virtual + sustainable personal styling.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
When you're striving to create an impact with your venture, you need to have consistency in presenting your business. Having purpose-driven design and branding is key to effectively communicating what you're doing and how your customers can lend a hand. So how do you do that? Today's guest has the answers you need! Eric Ressler is the Founder and Creative Director at Cosmic, a Social Impact Creative Agency. He joins Corinna Bellizzi to discuss the importance of having a clarity of purpose in the social impact space. Eric shares tips on how you should go about building your brand and constructing your website to optimize your reach. Tune in and get great insight to help you care better! About Eric Ressler Eric Ressler is the Founder and Creative Director at Cosmic, a Social Impact Creative Agency. Cosmic empowers social impact organizations to catalyze real world change by helping them nail their impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action. Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cosmiceric/ Guest Website: https://designbycosmic.com/ Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 2:16 - How Cosmic started and its mission on social impact 4:53 - Social impact organizations 8:29 - Separating genuine companies from greenwashing and purpose-washing organizations 11:21 - Fairtrade certification 15:28 - Snickers, TOMS Shoes, Bombas socks, and Patagonia 24:35 - Optimizing marketing dollars 28:07 - Investing money on digital media 31:17 - Building a coherent resonant brand in the modern age 38:52 - Maintaining a real legacy 41:29 - Avoiding a state of apathy 43:38 - Cosmic's mission on creating a healthy working environment 47:32 - Conclusion Join the Care More. Be Better. Community! (Social Links Below) Website: https://www.caremorebebetter.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCveJg5mSfeTf0l4otrxgUfg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CareMore.BeBetter/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CareMoreBeBetter LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/care-more-be-better Twitter: https://twitter.com/caremorebebettr Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/care-more-be-better ~Join us live each week for open conversations on Clubhouse!~ Support Care More. Be Better: A Social Impact + Sustainability Podcast Care More. Be Better. is not backed by any company. We answer only to our collective conscience. As a listener, reader, and subscriber you are part of this pod and this community and we are honored to have your support. If you can, please help finance the show (https://www.caremorebebetter.com/donate). Thank you, now and always, for your support as we get this thing started!
This is the last episode of a series of four about the work of Handmade Palestine and the artisans that they support. In this episode I take you to an olive soap factory in the old city of Nablus where Amjad tells us about this family business and how they are developing new products that include goat and camel milk and very soon also dead sea mud.Morgan, from Handmade Palestine, visited the women in Nsf Jbeil that run the ceramics center and she interviewed two of the women there. You can also learn a bit more about the fate of the Bedouins living in the Westbank under strict military surveillance and how they struggle because Israel made it impossible to live their traditional Bedouin lifestyle.If you want to support Handmade Palestine with a donation or if you want to order Palestinian artisan handicrafts go to their website: https://www.handmadepalestine.comConnect to Stories from Palestine on social media (facebook, instagram and youtube) and sign up for the weekly e-mails by using this link: https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine
In episode 117 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Shannon Falconer, Co-founder and CEO of Because, Animals, on the future of sustainable pet food. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review the show. It's a huge help. Thanks!Shannon Falconer is a scientist with expertise in cell culture, microbiome, chemical-genetic and molecular mechanism-of-action studies. She is the co-founder of Because Animals - a start-up using science to create sustainable, humane, cultured meat-based food for dogs and cats.Shannon and her co-founder Josh, volunteered for years at the same cat rescue in Toronto. There they helped improve the lives of homeless cats and ease the overpopulation of strays and ferals. But the problem they truly bonded over was what they were feeding those cats: overprocessed, over supplemented meats from animals that cats were not meant to eat. And more than that, factory farms, the source of the vast majority of pet food, is devastating to the climate, our environment and to the lives of farmed animals.And so, while Shannon was working as a microbiologist at Stanford University and Josh was finishing his MBA from Indiana University, they came up with a solution to a problem they both thought a lot about: How do we feed our pets without harming other animals or the environment? The answer: Because, Animals.About Because, AnimalsBecause, Animals is a startup with a big mission: To make the most sustainable and nutritious food for dogs and cats on the planet — without ever harming any animals or the environment.By supporting Because Animals you will help bring an end to the raising of farm animals for slaughter. With fewer factory farms, we will lessen the devastating impacts of them – to our rainforests, oceans and climate. And, importantly, you'll also be aiding in the creation of safer and more nutritious food for our pets.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
This is the third episode in a series of four about Palestinian artisans and their work. I made these episodes to support Handmade Palestine with their online crowdfunding and online Bazar. They invited me to come to the first physical Bazar held in La Vie Cafe in Ramallah since the Corona pandemic started. It was a lovely day with wonderful conversations. The artisans are very passionate about their work and engaging in their talking. We also tried some of the traditional Palestinian food that was made especially for this occasion: romania with lentils, eggplant and pomegranate. Please check out the website of Handmade Palestine and buy your gifts from there! Not only do you support the local artisans but also you support the arboretum and eco project Mashar Juthour on the outskirts of Ramallah.If you enjoy listening to Stories from Palestine, please support the podcast with a contribution. I have no other source of income at the moment. Please help cover costs and to continue creating new content! You can easily do that on the Ko-fi platform with a one time donation: https://ko-fi.com/storiesfrompalestineConnect on social media and sign up for the weekly e-mail: https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine
If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review the show. It's a huge help. Thanks!In episode 116 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Lauren Chu, Director of Communications at Operation Groundswell, on the future of impact travel and traveling with intention.Despite studying engineering, Lauren much prefers valleys and mountains over valves and mechanics. She has hiked thousands of kilometres around the world, once planted 7000 trees in a day, cycled the length of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, and has been on a 500km hike through the Appalachian Wilderness. In the summer you can find her on canoe trips or hike & bike adventures; in the winter, playing shinny on outdoor rinks or flying down a mountain on a snowboard. Lauren is keen to marry a passion for education with a love of travel with OG!About Operation GroundswellOperation Groundswell offers travel and learning service experiences around the world. We're all about cultural exchange, grassroots activism and off-the-beaten path adventure! Our aim is to build a community of travellers who are socially, environmentally and politically aware of the place we visit and the places we call home.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
This week's episode is sponsored by: Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy. When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices Bummed about missing Rhinebeck? So are we! Lisa Souza dyeworks specializes in dyeing mill spun yarns and fabulously decadent luxury handspun yarns, for discerning collectors. Soothe your Rhinebeck FOMO with some delicious decadence at Lisaknit.com Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life? Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight. For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY! The Sandpiper Gift & Yarn Boutique and Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill in Bridgman, MI. The Sandpiper offers artisan - designed gifts (local, regional, national artists and Fair Trade products). The boutique also offers their cottage industry fiber mill products - yarn, roving, corespun, batting, knit/woven garments, accessories, home goods and an exclusive Yarn and Fiber Club. Explore www.thesandpiper.biz! On the Needles:(0:41) Gigi is working on autopilot socks for Jasmin: Online SuperSocke 2317 from Black Squirrel in Berkeley. Foot is done, need to start the toe Jasmin finished the knitting for her #RhinebeckSweater- Bare Branches by Alana Dakos in Little Skein in the Big Wool, Targhee Sweater “Cider Donuts”. Gigi is working on another Musselberg hat by Ysolda out of Oink Pigments in the Halloween colorway This is the Weigh. Jasmin finished her silk embroidery project with Little Skein silk embroidery floss from “The Embroidered Garden” by Kazuko Aoki (Join Anne's mailing list!) Pellon 541 stabilizer Gigi frogged the second sleeve of the Rocky Coast Cardigan. Jasmin is finished the knitting on the the Pyramis test knit for Ainur Berkambayeva Jasmin swatched for and started her Rainbowgan by Saffiyah/TheDrunkKnitter In Stitches:(18:27) Gigi snuggled under the Halloween quilt. She wore the flannel shirt, and started wearing hand knit socks, the Pointed Firs shawl, and the Carli cardigan from Cocoknits Genevieve wore her Anna cardigan, Gryffindor hat and scarf set, and hand sewn masks, Also: Pantasic hoodie, Waters Edge cardigan, Payne Pullover, Hearthstone cardigan, Coronation cardigan Rex wore his fox hat, hand sewn masks and the Lion heart Hoodie Jasmin wore her Barberry cardigan and her Hamilknit hat, and her fuzzy beanie with the orange pom pom, her Theano, and her Bare Branches Events:(24:24) RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021, and Indie Untangled ! Dutch Alehouse, and the Hudson Valley Dessert Company Stitches West 2022, Sacramento CA (March 3-6, 2022) Digital COVID19 Vaccine Record website Mother Knows Best:(46:44) Do the things you want to do when you get the chance to do them. When Knitting Attacks:(51:07) We talk about accessibility Knits in Space:(58:48) All things HALLOWEENY!!! And Sew On: (1:02:17) Trouser Drafting class at Cañada College : Gigi drafted a jeans pattern and sewed the muslin. Assignment was to draw yoke , fly, fly shield, pocket, pocket lining and jeans front
If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe, review, and share this podcast!In this episode , I speak with Joshua Haynes, Managing Partner at Masawa Fund on working in 35 countries, speaking 7 languages, and using natural medicine, technology, and workplace wellness to help billions of people live impactful lives in the global economy.Joshua's story and path is incredibly powerful. He overcame depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. Tough childhood raised on welfare by a single mother = grit + perseverance.He displays over 20 years leading curation at the nexus of innovation, technology, and social impact. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, data analyst, software developer, consultant, digital product + service designer.Joshua also served as a Diplomat in the Obama Administration (USAID), managed $190M in impact grant funding for the US & Swedish Govs, pioneered new impact partnership types and ways of working.Degrees from Boston University (Finance); The Fletcher School, Tufts University (MBA).Masawa is the mental wellness impact fund. Through a laser focus on financial viability, social impact maximization, and founder resilience + organizational health, we nurture capital to nurture minds.Masawa invests in organizations with products proven to directly or indirectly result in improved mental wellness: Natural healing approaches: nutrition, exercise, natural medicine, mindfulness, etc. Technology-accelerated recovery: software and hardware innovations Workplace wellness: approaches to impact people where they spend the most time Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.We are powered by:ImpactInvestor - Discover Impact Investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
Since everyone's been constantly contacting me for new music, I've decided to create a mixtape series, with songs straight from my own everyday playlists. Feel free to refer to the tracks played, LISTED BELOW! #1 Essence #2 Love Niwati #3 Fall In Love #4 Clip Tall #5 Rate Who Rate You #6 W.Y.D.L.T #7 MY LETTER #8 BADMAN #9 ROLL DEEP #10 ROLL DEEP (NICK FOREVER) #11 TOP #12 ALREADY BEST FRIENDS #13 TALK TO ME #14 WOO BABY #15 UMBRELLA (LOVED BY YOU EDIT) #16 LOVED BY YOU #17 FOUNTAINS #18 SHAKE (REMIX) #19 FREAK #20 ANGELS #21 GYALIS #22 CHOSEN #23 BADDEST #24 GIRLS WANT GIRLS #25 FAIR TRADE #26 HURRICANE #27 DRANKIN SMOKIN #28 KNIFE TALK EDIT #29 WAY 2 SEXY #30 TSU - @FADEZ__
For Handmade Palestine, an initiative that promotes the sales of handicrafts made by local Palestinian artisans, I am producing a series of podcast episodes about the artisans and their work. In this episode you can listen to two interviews with artisans in Bethlehem.At Ma'an Lil Hayat we speak about the felted wool items that they produce, with local wool from sheep in the Bethlehem area. At this Center people with and without intellectual disabilities work together in the felting process. This is not only about producing felt items like nativity sets and Christmas hangers, but more so about a social life and learning skills for people with intellectual disabilities. In the interview you can hear them and the staff of the Center and you can feel how valuable this place is for all of them.The father and son Tawfiq and Samer Kattan are silversmiths in Bethlehem. Together with Nadira Al Araj they work on producing silver jewelry in the shape of the olive leave. Each piece is unique because it is shaped with a real olive leave as the model. The olive leave burns inside the melted silver after it gave its shape to the pendant or earring. If you want to see the items and possibly order online go to https://handmadepalestine.comFor updates on the opening of the country for individual tourists click hereSupport the podcast, follow on social media, sign up for the mailinglist: https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine
Gina Colvin is back with an update on her faith transition into Community of Christ. You can listen to her first interview here: http://www.projectzionpodcast.org/episode-187-gina-colvins-walk-with-god-and-community/ Today she is back to share about ministry and life since World Conference. You can find Gina's podcast A Thoughtful Faith here: https://www.athoughtfulfaith.orgHost Brittany MangelsonGuest: Gina Colvin
In this episode of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with Justin Polgar, the Co-Founder of YES Cacao on why botanical chocolate can revolutionize healthy living.Justin is an alchemical chocolate technologist, focusing his chocolate innovation toward education in the holistic health and wellness category. Justin really loves chocolate. Making chocolate with Willy Wonka style, he is an inspirational cheerleader for everyone to find their YES.I had the amazing opportunity to sit down face to face with Justin to talk all things chocolate wellness, fair trade, and his entrepreneurial journey.What is Botanical Chocolate?YES Cacao coined the term botanical chocolate, but Justin will be the first to tell you he was not the first to use chocolate as a delivery system for health and wellness. Over 500 years ago, before chocolates was introduced to Europe, cacao was used ritualistically in ceremony, and as a delivery system for herbs and medicine.Justin sees cacao as a plant medicine. Theobroma Cacao literally translates to “Food of the Gods”, and might be why humankind is so attracted to this substance. The legends and origin stories associated with Cacao transcend our known history, deep into tribal mythology and extra terrestrial arena that our culture considers taboo.Chocolate is a vasodilator, meaning its chemical compounds expand the blood vessels. Instead of using refined sugar, processed emulsifiers, and conventional preservatives (which all penetrate the body with less-than-healthy consequences), Justin believes it's a better idea to use chocolate as a delivery system for organic herbs, teas, flowers, and superfoods.Yes CaCao is here to help you easily adapt into a healthier lifestyle, feeding the mind, body, and spirit connection. Botanical Chocolate is food to help you find your “YES”.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:ImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
Neelix finds himself at the end of his knowledge of space and at the end of his usefulness of Voyager. Seeking out a map of the area, so he can continue to be of service, Neelix finds himself going deeper and deeper down a rabbit hole of trouble. It's an interesting episode, but where it really shines is in it's commentary of the value of people. Matt and Brent discuss that and more in this episode of Beam Me Up!If you're watching with us, the next episode will be on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine | The Begotten.Contact the show:email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @beammeuppodInstagram: @beammeuppodWebsite: beammeuppod.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)Head over to beammeupgiveaway.com to be entered into our giveaway for this month. Right now, you can win a Star Trek 3D Chess Set. Super Cool. We would love to own it. But we can't, so you might as well. You can enter multiple ways every day. So be sure to come back frequently.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)About the Show:Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek. Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times.Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is today. Relive all those early moment when you first watched Trek. But since there are over 760+ hours of Star Trek, Brent's task will be to find the best 150 or so that best represent what Star Trek is, the story of Star Trek, and paint Gene Roddenberry's vision of the Future. Head over to beammeupgiveaway.com to be entered into our giveaway for this month. Right now, you can win a Star Trek 3D Chess Set. Super Cool. We would love to own it. But we can't, so you might as well. You can enter multiple ways every day. So be sure to come back frequently.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)
MALUTI MAGICIn today's episode, we head to the magical kingdom of Lesotho, where we meet Moliehi Mafantiri, the co-founder of the fast-growing sustainable homeware brand, Barali. Moliehi co-founded the company with her high school friend, Mookho Ntho, with the aim of sharing Basotho culture through storytelling, preserving local traditions and contributing to the Lesotho textile industry in a sustainable way. The two women also run a design studio, which funds their homeware brand, while amplifying their fellow Basotho's voices, and they have started a digital story archive called Bonesa, which means to illuminate … In between all of this Moliehi is pursuing her Masters in Environment and Society at the University of Pretoria. We had this conversation just as she finished her mid-years, and we had the chance to explore topics like the challenges of finding local interest in sustainable design, the joys of reflecting traditions they treasure in their work with Barali and paying homage to other trailblazers who are choosing the road less traveled. Mentions and Links in this episode Fair Trade - this links to an article that cites the pros and cons of Fair Trade. In the context of this episode of Shades and Layers this topic is discussed with Barali's working environment in mind. They source directly from mohair producers in rural Lesotho and South Africa, with the intention of bringing fair, equitable and sustainable manufacturing practices to the Lesotho Textile industry. Could the Fair Trade model be one to copy?Dianamarena (pl.)/Seanamarena (sing.) - Lesotho traditional blanket Here is more about Mookho's art: Mokorotlo Hat - Traditional Basotho hat made from grass.Bonesa - A Sesotho word meaning 'to shine a light on or illuminate'. Follow the link to read the story 'Mapei' by author Moso Sematlane Mohair Industry - for a deep dive. A good read if you're interested in some facts an figures about this fine textile.
Handmade Palestine is an initiative by Morgan and her husband Saleh, who run the La Vie Cafe in Ramallah, and Majdi, to support the sales of handicrafts of local Palestinian artisans. As they do not have a budget for marketing, they decided to start a crowdfunding and online Bazar. The crowdfunding and Bazar will be released on 22nd of October 2021. On Saturday 23rd of October there will also be a real Bazar at La Vie Cafe in Ramallah where all the 25 artisans will be present with their produce for sale!This is the first episode of a series about the artisans of Handmade Palestine. In the next episodes you will hear interviews with several of the inspiring businesses, cooperatives and initiatives. To learn more about the campaign and how you can support the artisans visit --> https://bit.ly/Palestine_Online_Bazaarhttps://handmadepalestine.com/If you want to support Stories from Palestine podcast, sign up for the newsletter or follow us on social media, click on : https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine
Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic level. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod
Human trafficking is a complex issue with layers of deep seated power structures influencing the way we both understand and think about trafficking. All too often, the narratives we read and share fail to capture the nuance that makes this industry so complex. The images we see are compelling -- those of young women, mostly women of color in the Global South, looking weak and disempowered. Their stories, often told through a translator, are powerful and typically follow the same storytelling structure, subconsciously etching stereotypes of communities and cultures into our psyches. Those stories coupled with a call to action pull at our heart strings, captivating our attention and compelling us to either donate or buy a product in hopes that we too can feel like heroes, saving these poor women from modern day slavery. During the last episode, host Manpreet Kaur Kalra spoke with Madina Wardak about the ways in which the global narratives about Afghan women perpetuate harmful stereotypes that deny any form of agency. We see these same themes play out in conversations surrounding the anti-trafficking industry. From refugee resettlement efforts to anti-trafficking organizations, often “doing good” centers the “hero,” all while continuing to sideline the voices of those who are being “saved.” This puts the “savior” up on a pedestal while turning those whose stories are being used into nothing more than a metric with a marketable soundbite. The blatant stereotypes that are often perpetuated by anti-trafficking organizations reinforce the pervasive assumption that women of color are oppressed by using terms such as “rescuing” or “saving,” which take power and agency away from the individual. With a hyper-fixation on sex trafficking, anti-trafficking organizations often fail to recognize the many other forms of trafficking that exists, including forced labor. A lot of the narratives surrounding Human Trafficking upheld by the Rescue Industry are influenced deeply by the work of Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times journalist and the author of many do-gooders' bible, “Half the Sky." His reporting, writing, and stereotypical interpretations of human trafficking have not just influenced the narratives within the industry, but have also inspired many to start social enterprises, especially those dedicated to addressing trafficking.During Episode 15 of Art of Citizenry Podcast, Manpreet Kaur Kalra is joined by Rachel Faller, the co-creator of zero-waste fashion brand, tonlé. Together, they deconstruct the ways in which the anti-trafficking industry is a perpetuation of Christian supremacy, rooted in imperialistic and colonial power structures that further the belief in Euro-American superiority.Rachel Faller is an entrepreneur by trade and a creative at heart. She dedicates most of her time to rectifying harm within the garment industry using a systemic approach- encouraging people to think about the root of systemic injustice and tackling these issues at their core rather than simply treating the symptoms. Rachel is a co-creator of tonlé – a zero waste, ethical and sustainable fashion line that is both a brand and a manufacturer. Rachel is also a co-founder at Reclaim Collaborative. Rachel's personal and community care practices include crafting, painting, mending, gardening, and foraging.Art of Citizenry is a community supported podcast dedicated to decolonizing storytelling. Please consider supporting by visiting: patreon.com/manpreetkalra
What Does It Really Mean to Show Up? In this episode, we speak with Rosemerry’s mentor and beloved friend Judith Jordan Kalush about how the way we meet our daily life intimately informs our creative practice. Are we listening? Are we distracted? Are we opening? Do we feel our connection to the rest of the world? What are we choosing to tune into? It’s a powerful episode with no platitudes, but with hard-earned deep wisdom that comes from devotion.Jude Jordan Kalush is an unpindownable wonder of a human who was raised in Brazil where her father was a Baptist minister and missionary. In 2005, she received her Master’s Degree in Creation Spirituality from Naropa University. As she says,” As far as I can tell the world is held together by a glue called LOVE. The oneness of everything.” She was the founder and director of Colorado’s performance poetry festival, SPARROWS, which was held 1999-2007 and now creates poetry videos for her youtube channel, PoetJude. For decades, she has led dreamwork circles and classes and in recent years opened a Fair Trade business. She and her wife, Micah, are presently living in California. Jude’s You Tube Channel Jude’s Go Fund Me for the hungry in BrazilDream worker Jeremy Taylor This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at emergingform.substack.com/subscribe
I think it's time for the Browns to look themselves in the mirror and realize that the Obj experiment isn't working, I tell you why he needs to be moved before the deadline (2:10). The Nets take action on Kyrie, what steps will they take if Kyrie is not available at all this season? (16:45). The NFLPA said they want all of the findings in the WFT investigation to be released, how bad will this situation get? Buckle up! (30:50). The episode wraps up with some light fantasy football talk and an update on what's going on in my league (46:20).
On the eve of Bajor's admittance into the Federation, Sisko finds a legendary lost city on Bajor which results in visions that lead him to tell Bajor to Stand Alone, much to the chagrin of the Federation officials who've arrived at the Station. It's an episode that brings us back to the Emissary once again, and it more than sets the stage for what's to come. How will Matt see it? Let's find out.If you're watching with us, the next episode will be from Star Trek: Voyager - "Fair Trade."Contact the show:email: email@example.comTwitter: @beammeuppodInstagram: @beammeuppodWebsite: beammeuppod.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)Head over to beammeupgiveaway.com to be entered into our giveaway for this month. Right now, you can win a Star Trek 3D Chess Set. Super Cool. We would love to own it. But we can't, so you might as well. You can enter multiple ways every day. So be sure to come back frequently.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)About the Show:Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek. Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times.Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is today. Relive all those early moment when you first watched Trek. But since there are over 760+ hours of Star Trek, Brent's task will be to find the best 150 or so that best represent what Star Trek is, the story of Star Trek, and paint Gene Roddenberry's vision of the Future. Head over to beammeupgiveaway.com to be entered into our giveaway for this month. Right now, you can win a Star Trek 3D Chess Set. Super Cool. We would love to own it. But we can't, so you might as well. You can enter multiple ways every day. So be sure to come back frequently.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)Head over to beammeupgiveaway.com to be entered into our giveaway for this month. Right now, you can win a Star Trek 3D Chess Set. Super Cool. We would love to own it. But we can't, so you might as well. You can enter multiple ways every day. So be sure to come back frequently.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/beammeuppod)
In this episode of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Colleen and Maggie Clines, the Co-founder and Creative Director of Anchal. Anchal is an innovative nonprofit creating sustainable jobs for women through fashion and empowering them to a life beyond the sex trade.With backgrounds in design, sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines lead Anchal by placing design at the center of the brands everyday practice. It all started in a design studio. Colleen Clines was taking a graduate seminar at the Rhode Island School of Design that took her on a trip to India in 2009, a trip that changed the trajectory of her life forever. While in India, Colleen was introduced to the exploitive world of the commercial sex trade and the extreme lack of opportunity for women in the community. It was in this moment she was inspired to design more than beautiful landscapes, she was determined to create positive social and environmental change using design.While Colleen was scheming ways to collaborate with the amazing women she'd met in India, her sister Maggie was in college working on socially conscious architecture projects -- discovering creative ways to repurpose a retired uranium facility. Maggie and Colleen would trade stories on their design experiences and wonder how they could unite their passions.After returning home, Colleen and her classmates raised $400 by selling handmade notebooks and notecards. They used the funds to purchase a sewing machine, sewing instruction, materials and a stipend for the first collective of artisans.In 2010, Anchal officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit and we expanded the project by partnering with Vatsalya, an NGO in Ajmer, India. In 2012, Maggie joined her sister to co-lead Anchal and stitch by stitch, a global sisterhood started to grow. Today, Anchal has trained and employed over 500 women and is an internationally recognized brand known for award-winning designs and handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces that empower exploited women living in India and Kentucky.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:ImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
1. Intro 2. Nio Garcia ft Bad Bunny & J Balvin – AM (Remix) 3. Rauw Alejandro – 2/Catorce 4. J Balvin ft Nicky Jam & Karol G, Crissin, Totoy El Frio & Natan Y Shander – Poblado (Remix) 5. Bad Bunny – Yonaguni 6. Karol G ft Mariah Angeliq – EL MAKINON 7. Sech – 911 8. Rochy RD ft Myke Towers & Nicki Nicole – Ella No Es Tuya (Remix) 9. Aventura ft Bad Bunny – Volvi 10. Wisin ft Jhay Cortez – Fiel 11. Myke Towers – Explicito 12. Wizkid ft Justin Bieber & Tems – Essence 13. Pop Smoke ft Chris Brown – Woo Baby 14. Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar, Giveon – Peaches 15. Moneybagg Yo – Wockesha 16. Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls 17. Capella Grey – Gyalis 18. Bulova ft Chimbala, Jaudy, MenorBronx, Yailin, Perversa, Yomel, Haraka & Kenser – Vamo Pal Bronx (Remix) 19. Tokischa ft Haraca Kiko & El Cherry Scom – Tukuntazo 20. Tokischa ft ROSALIA – Linda 21. Bulin 47 – Bajo Mundo 22. El Cherry Scom, Bloonel, Albert Diamond, Haraka Kiko, Sabiduria & Maceo – Toy Recho 23. Rochy RD ft Chucky De Lewa – Uva Bombom 24. Rochy RD ft Ozuna – Alta Gama (Remix) 25. Rochy RD – Mi Contacto 26. Rochy RD ft La Manta – Eh Mentira 27. Rochy RD – Cooperas Con Los Federicos 28. El Alfa ft Tivi Gunz, Yomel El Meloso, Capitan Aloo & El Fother – Acuetate 29. El Alfa – Arrebatao 30. Ceky Viciny – Moriremos (Maldita Sea) 31. Bulova – Y Eso? 32. Justin Quiles ft Chimbala & Zion Y Lennox – Loco 33. Chimbala ft Chucky73 & Dowba Montana – Esta Si 34. Chimbala ft Omega El Fuerte – Se Me Nota (Agarrame) 35. El Alfa ft CJ & El Cherry Scom – La Mama De La Mama 36. El Alfa ft Farruko – Curazao 37. Farruko – Pepas 38. Farruko ft Victor Cardenas & DJ Adoni – El Incomprendido 39. J Balvin, Skrillex – In Da Getto 40. Karol G, Tiesto – Don’t Be Shy 41. Tiesto – The Business 42. Meduza – Piece Of Your Heart 43. Shouse – Love Tonight 44. Master KG ft Nomcebo Zikode – Jerusalema 45. Rauw Alejandro – Todo De Ti 46. Drake ft Future & Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy 47. Drake – What’s Next 48. Drake ft Lil Baby – Wants and Needs 49. Migos – Straightenin 50. DaBaby – Masterpiece 51. Moneybagg Yo – Time Today 52. Pop Smoke ft Kanye West & Pusha T – Tell The Vision 53. Pop Smoke – AP 54. DJ Khaled ft Lil Baby & Lil Durk – EVERY CHANCE I GET 55. Pooh Shiesty ft Lil Durk – Back in Blood 56. EST Gee ft Moneybagg Yo – Special (Remix) 57. Meek Mill ft Lil Baby & Lil Durk – Sharing Locations 58. Meek Mill ft Moneybagg Yo – Hot 59. Drake ft Travis Scott – Fair Trade
Welcome to Hardware Addicts, a proud member of the Destination Linux Network. Hardware Addicts is the podcast that focuses on the physical components that powers our technology world. In this episode, we're going to discuss a phone that surpasses anything and everything that Apple or Samsung has to offer. You'll want to order one but you might not be able to. Then we will brieflt cover the Apple Event on 9/14 with release of iPad, iPhone, iWatch and more. Was this Apple's most boring event ever? What would we have liked to see instead. Then we head to camera corner where Wendy will discuss how to use the camera in your pocket. So Sit back, Relax, and Plug In because Hardware Addicts Starts Now!
October is Fair Trade Month and that means it is all about celebrating businesses that are Fair Trade Certified. In this episode, Katie talks with Sarah Bruch from The Purple Tree in downtown Hudson, WI. The Purple Tree is a unique specialty store with fantastic peace, fair trade, eco-friendly, and social justice items. A family owned and operated business that promotes products that are good for the planet and good for people! The Purple Tree is one of Wisconsin's first Public Benefit Corporations. This means they run their business with equal importance on how they treat people, planet, and their profit. CLICK HERE to learn more about St. Croix Festival Theatre. Want to see upcoming events in the St. Croix Valley? Visit Getoutandtry.com often to stay up-to-date on all of the events and happenings in the St. Croix Valley. Are you a St. Croix Valley business that is offering events? Let's get them listed on our calendar - there is always a free option! CLICK HERE to get started. Short on time & need help? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you set up! Still have questions? Check out our FAQ section. Follow us on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Pinterest | LinkedIN Click your preferred platform below and be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode of the Get Out And Try Podcast. Spotify | Anchor | Breaker | Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Radio Public --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/getoutandtry/support
The guys sit down this episode to discuss Yo Gotti buying DC United, Women being inconsistent, what happened to BBM, and showing some much needed homie appreciation. We also ask some questions that need to be answered ladies!!!
In this episode, I speak with Michael Pellman Rowland, Board Member at Baseline Wealth Management, on the future of food technology and how it helps mitigate the threats of climate change.Michael previously worked as a Senior Vice President in wealth management for 15 years at Morgan Stanley in New York. He specializes in portfolio management, financial planning, and impact investing.Michael graduated with an economics degree from Hamilton College and has held Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA) designations. He is an active thought leader in impact investing and was recently included in the inaugural list of Forbes Top Millennial Wealth Advisors. He is passionate about food sustainability and has a column on Forbes.com that covers the ‘future of food.' Michael and his wife dedicate a large part of their free time to animal welfare.About Baseline WealthBaseline's mission is to make a difference for their clients, while also delivering financial returns. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations can help decide where best to invest. By putting ESG factors at the heart of their investment process, the company believes they can generate outcomes for clients while also addressing some of the greatest challenges on Earth.Baseline has developed a robust in-house expertise on ESG investments, and apply this knowledge to client portfolios so that it aligns perfectly with financial and personal goals. As an extension of this initiative, the company leverages its expertise in Impact investing, sourcing unique and bespoke investment opportunities that are positively reshaping the world as we know it.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out the Impact Investor platform here - Discover Impact Investors from around the world.Partner with us - Learn moreWe are powered by:Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
Peter Roberts, Professor of Organization & M anagement at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, was founding academic director of Social Enterprise @ Goizueta. He joined The Goizueta Effect Podcast to explore the vast inequities between growers and retailers/roasters, how historical movements like colonialism and slavery have shaped the origins of this industry, and what role climate change and the pandemic are playing today. He also delves into how consumers, roasters, and retailers can work together to balance the scales. Peter also serves as the academic director of specialty coffee programs for The Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute.His research focuses on how the behavior and performance of organizations evolve over time. His current projects focus on social entrepreneurs and accelerators, microbusiness development, and the global specialty coffee industry. He has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Bloomberg, Food and Wine, and Salon. The Magnitude of the Coffee Industry By the Numbers In 2019, roughly two-thirds of American adults drank coffee every day. Over the past 30 years, the specialty coffee market has expanded exponentially and now accounts for up to 40% of all coffee consumed. In 2020, the coffee market was valued at more than $102 billion. With 25 million families around the world responsible for growing coffee, the economic and social impacts of this industry are broad and deep. Evolution of the Coffee Industry The global coffee industry has always been characterized by stark contrasts. Retailers, roasters, and importers often do very well financially, while those who grow coffee struggle to break even. This is not a new phenomenon. The coffee industry only exists because of colonialism and slavery. Originally, coffee was not grown in Central and South America, but when Europe and the United States started consuming inordinate amounts of coffee, coffee plants and people were brought from Africa. In the late 1800s, formal slave owning and colonialism went out of fashion. At this point, global markets kicked in, and coffee became a lucrative way for middlemen, such as roasters and sellers, to maintain low coffee grain prices. Major brands like Folgers and Maxwell House dominated the first wave of coffee consumption, then Peet's and Starbucks and Caribous set up a second wave of coffee. Recently, the third wave of coffee has become popular, which is the movement focusing on small, micro lot-oriented, and direct-trade roasters. While coffee has often been lucrative for retailers and roasters, most coffee producers in the world are not able to cover the cost of production. From Bean to Cup Consumers often assume that all the magic happens in a coffee shop. However, the people that work on coffee farms, or in beneficios, pour a lot of skill, talent, work, and time into the production of coffee. Before coffee is roasted, it's a bean. Before that, it's a cherry. And prior to this, it's on shrubs. Before the beans are ready to be harvested, the grower cares for the plant for at least three to four years. Often, at least 25 sets of hands play a role in shaping a single pound of coffee. Coffee growers handle much of the heavy lifting and shoulder much of the risk. However, the payoff is not even. On the retail end, $15-$20 is a reasonable per-pound price for specialty coffee, but the median price that coffee growers receive is just $2.60. Specialty Coffee Production Exchange grade coffee or commercial/commodity coffee has fairly low standards for quality, which allows for many defects. However, specialty coffee must secure a grade of at least 81, which involves cupping and scrutinizing all of its elements. This product cannot feature green beans that would change its flavor profile. The coffee has to be picked, processed, and sorted multiple times. The world of specialty coffee involves high quality expectations. All of that extra work needs to be paid for. The Effect of Climate Change on Coffee Growing Coffee production is impacted by many external forces, including climate change. In the next 20 years, 60-70 percent of the land that currently grows coffee may become ill-suited for cultivation. For instance, in Nicaragua just a decade ago, coffee farmers set their watches by when the weather changed from wet to dry to determine when it was time to pick coffee. Now, the weather is variable, which makes it difficult for farmers to grow. Economic and social mobility proves difficult for coffee farmers who don't have hefty savings. If we don't start valuing the work that goes into coffee, paying the people that do the work, accounting for some of the investment and risk, we may not have enough coffee to satisfy demand in 10 or 20 years. Rural communities are oriented around growing and selling coffee, so their economy is built around their core industry. Farmers who are looking ahead to an unsure future can invest in climate change adaptation, using concepts such as shade-grown coffee, which shifts conventional agriculture back to growing coffee in forests. Organizations such as The Nature Conservancy are exploring coffee growing as a form of reforestation. If we can figure out how to pay farmers for growing excellent coffee the right way, there is a built-in incentive for people to reforest, contributing to both adaptation and mitigation of climate change. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Buying Patterns, Growers, and the Coffee Industry The initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the coffee industry as hard as the general public. The industry had several concerns: If people go back to drinking coffee at home, then would they stop drinking better-produced or specialty coffee? What happens to local retailers and coffee shops? What price would consumers be able to pay? Like many products, the industry also faces multiple supply chain issues. For instance, without shipping containers for coffee coming from certain suppliers, coffee can't reach consumers quickly and its quality decreases. Industry leaders also worry about workers' and farmers' health and safety as they grow the coffee. However, “the new normal” did introduce a few silver linings such as subscription services. As people missed specialty coffee, producers realized that people would be willing to spend more to have better coffee to brew at home. Therefore, subscription services and online sales of the specialty shops did fairly well during the pandemic. Nonetheless, the industry is still uncertain about how the specialty coffee industry will settle down over the next few years. Coffee Movements Create a More Equitable System Many movements over the years including fair trade and direct trade have helped drive progress in the coffee industry, but they have introduced challenges as well. Today, organizations like Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, and Smithsonian's Bird Friendly certifications are working in the right direction. The unbalanced marketplace always puts downward pressure on prices including what the farmer gets, so the next step in the world of specialty coffee is getting consumers to pay for it. What we need is a larger share of what we spend on coffee to continue to flow back to coffee-producing countries and growers. How You Can Engage in Conscious Consumerism When addressing the issue of disparity in the coffee industry head on, the majority of the onus is not on the consumer. Consumers have actually been paying dramatically more for coffee over the last 30 years, but the benchmarking New York C-price is lower now than it was 30 years ago. So even though consumers have been paying more for the things that producers do, we haven't figured out how to enable and empower producers to recognize their value and effectively negotiate better prices. That being said, it's important for more people to get more excited about paying more money for coffee. When looking at the wine industry, consumers are willing to spend a lot of money for a glass of wine in a restaurant or a bottle of wine in a bottle shop, and the same needs to happen for coffee. Consumers need to appreciate quality coffee and good farm stories. While the consumer problem is being addressed, the producer problem is not. We, as consumers, expect that if you pay more, the money goes back to producers in the appropriate ratios, and the farmer gets paid. However, in the 1940s, producing countries took home about 40 percent of what consumers paid for coffee; now, it's less than 10 percent further evidence that the problem lies with empowering the producers. Educating Growers and Buyers – The Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide The challenge in the coffee industry is that the only green price that people track is the New York C-price. The pricing for specialty coffee is still following a very low and volatile commodity C-price, but it needs better reference prices. That's where the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide comes in. Through a partnership between Goizueta Business School and more than 80 roasters, importers, exporters, and cooperatives, the group has developed a low, medium, and average price for different kinds of coffee. The guide allows specialty coffee producers and buyers to have a critical reference point for transactions. It also allows policymakers and advocates to determine whether coffee prices are even covering the cost of production, then use that information to drive necessary change. In addition, many retail and roasting organizations are pledging to be more transparent and make market information widely available. For example, Onyx Coffee tells consumers everything about the producer, including what they paid for their coffee. Goizueta's Grounds for Empowerment Program The mission of Goizueta's Grounds for Empowerment program is to provide women specialty coffee growers the business know-how, market connections, and investment funds that will allow their farms to reach full economic potential. With the help of a diverse group of advisors, including Goizueta leaders and students, farmers participate in a series of workshops and gain unique perspectives on topics like storytelling, social media, cost of production, and relationship management. Producers are also empowered with information to recognize the value of their coffees and make plans to secure prices consistent with these valuations. Participants leave with a stronger vision for the future of their farms, and with plans and connections to achieve more prosperous and sustainable businesses. To learn more about Goizueta Business School and how principled leaders are driving positive change in business and society, visit www.goizueta.emory.edu.
How do you meld passion with purpose? What makes you committed to your cause? And most importantly, what does your podcast do?In addition to philosophizing these questions and more, in today's edition of ‘Roll On,' Adam Skolnick and I trade fitness updates, engage in typical ribald banter, indulge you with a cameo from environmental activist, UN Patron of the Oceans, and arctic swimmer, Lewis Pugh.And that's just the tip of the iceberg.Aside from being my fortnightly sidekick hype beast and favorite edgelord of words literary, Adam is a waterman, writer, and veteran journalist best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me, co-author. He writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men's Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently recycling the ‘new dad' excuse to avoid working on his novel.Specific topics covered in this episode include:RRP Staff wins + a debrief on Rich's experience in the Malibu Triathlon;Lewis Pugh's unique relationship with environmentalism & swimming; Rich's reflection on his upcoming 9 year anniversary of podcasting; andthoughts on curiosity, purpose, and why conversation matters.In addition, we answer the following questions:What advice do you have for those new to multi-sport endurance events?How do you balance your commitment to social justice with your career? How do you remain hopeful while living through the chaos of the climate crisis?Thank you to Hadar from San Francisco, Tyler from Florida, and Jason from Pasadena for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week's sponsors:Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious organic, Fair-Trade, single-origin Arabica mushroom coffee made with only the highest quality adaptogens like Lion's Mane and Chaga. Visit foursigmatic.com/roll and get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles.Ritual: Ritual is the multivitamin, reimagined. I take it every morning, and I love that its clean, vegan-friendly formula is made with key nutrients in forms your body can actually use—no GMOs, synthetic fillers, or other shady extras. You deserve to know what's in your multivitamin. That's why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during their first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/RICHROLL to start your Ritual today.Whoop: The world's most powerful fitness tracker is now waterproof. 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The Fantasy Football Friends suggest potential pickups available on the Week 4 waiver wire, from Rashod Bateman, Terrace Marshall, Emmanuel Sanders and Tim Patrick at receiver, to Chuba Hubbard and Peyton Barber at running back.Also, what's fair trade value for injured fantasy stars such as Christian McCaffrey and A.J. Brown?
#wwtb? @whtwetalkinbout. Sorry for the latest but please enjoy this greatness. To be this good takes hard work. Look around and see who you are listening to now. BMF is in the building. Black Mixxie Family for those who aren't aware. Shout out to the beautiful @1tysofly guest hosting with the guys. Recorded in the trap at Ruhl Ave Studios. @ceoreese @dez_arnez @trav_dave got into tons of topics. Randomly, shout out to @chingy. We think you would get busy in verses. A lot of shit talking and big talking. Check us out. As Always, The culture from a midwest POV. We missed @thekidblaze. Back next week with the real.
In episode 115 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Bryan Buckley, Co-founder of Helmand Valley Growers Company and Battle Brothers Foundation, on bringing medical cannabis to military veterans dealing with PTSD and at significant risk of suicide.As a Special Operations Team Commander with Marine Raiders, Bryan led multiple teams in deployments to Operation Enduring Freedom-Trans Sahara (Africa), South East Asia, and Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan (Helmand Province). Developed rapport with numerous host nation forces, enhanced capability and capacity within the host nation units, and briefed US Ambassadors. Led a 20 man Marine Raider Team to Afghanistan that mentored, trained, and conducted over 40 combat operations with an Afghan Special Operations Battalion. Bryan also deployed twice to Operation Iraqi Freedom with Marine Infantry and Marine Reconnaissance.Bryan, is an accomplished sales and operations leader. Distinguished background in leadership, policy, training, management, operations and strategic decision making. Adept in negotiation, alliance formation and organizational communication. Ability to forge productive partnerships among stakeholders and reach high-level decision makers within sophisticated organizations, ensuring free and productive flow of information. Counsel and assist those within and in association with governmental agencies, along with private sector, to adopt best practices in compliance with applicable regulations and statutes. Bryan is a graduate of Villanova University. Awarded Bronze Star Medal with "Combat Distinguishing Device" for Heroic Service Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received during combat operations About Helmand Valley Growers Company(HVGC)The Helmand Valley Growers Company was founded by United States Special Operations Veterans (Marine Raiders). Since its inception, HVGC has been in discussions with some of the cannabis industry's top researchers and has developed a veteran based protocol to effectively prove the benefits of medical cannabis.Over time, and through HVGC presentations and seminars, the principles of HVGC realized a recreational brand will be a monetary success and will help fund the ultimate mission of HVGC, providing medical cannabis to the veterans of our United States Military.As a service disabled veteran owned business, HVGC is intimately aware of the daily challenges that veterans face as a result of their time spent on the battlefield. Some of these wounds are not visible to the naked eye.America is facing a wide-scale opioid epidemic that has taken countless lives; not excluded from this crisis, the veteran community has been critically impacted.When the U.S. Military deploys to the combat, roughly 60% of those deployed will be prescribed opioids upon return to the United States, and over half will develop a dependency/addiction.This has caused far too many vets to lose their way, and in an ever-increasing pandemic, take their own lives.HVGC began its outreach into the veteran community by observing first-hand and listening to the suffering of America's veterans. The founders knew right then that the cause was worthy; and that the mission was defined. The next step moved Bryan and the team into researching medical cannabis and speaking with the top experts in the field.As their research progressed, the answer to this crisis became clear: develop alternative medical solutions for those suffering with pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sleep disorders, and most critically, are at significant risk of suicide. The recreational cannabis and branding will be used to assist in accomplishing these goals and ultimately serve as a profit center for HVGC.Medical Cannabis for PTSDIn 2014, a study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, revealed that patients with PTSD experienced a 75-percent decrease in their symptoms upon using medical cannabis.However, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is mandated to follow federal regulations regarding cannabis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies cannabis as a Schedule I substance, which makes the drug illegal on a federal level. As a result, the VA does not recommend cannabis as a treatment for veterans.Furthermore, cannabis use is prohibited at all VA medical centers, including facilities located in states where cannabis is legal.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
In this episode, we will be talking about what are certified food labels and which ones to look for. We are also going to discuss healthy snack bar choices, some examples, and which ones you should grab in the snack aisle. When it comes to what snacks or even foods to eat the first thing you should always look at is the nutrition label and ingredients. There are a variety of choices in grocery stores so there is no excuse for the inability to find one that fits you. You just need to watch out for their marketing and what they actually promote. Cup of Nurses: https://fanlink.to/CONsite Frontline Warriors: https://fanlink.to/FWsite Youtube https://fanlink.to/CONYT Apple https://fanlink.to/Applepodcast Spotify https://fanlink.to/Spotifypodcast Cup of Nurses Store https://fanlink.to/CONshop Frontline Warriors store https://fanlink.to/FWshop Interested in Travel Nursing? https://fanlink.to/TravelNurseNow Free Travel Nursing Guide https://fanlink.to/Travelnursingchecklist Nclex Guide https://fanlink.to/NCLEXguide Cup of Nurses FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cupofnurses Frontline Warriors FB group https://fanlink.to/FWFBgroup 0:00 Introduction 2:09 Episode Introduction 2:30 Food Labels Explained 3:19 Organic 4:41 Certified Naturally Grown 7:50 Fair Trade 8:40 Animal Welfare Approved 11:59 American Humane Certified 12:20 Non GMO Project Certified 15:34 Grassfed 18:40 Non-certified Food Labels 10:06 Hormone-free / RBGH-free 20:11 Raised without Antibiotics 20:54 All-natural 21:43 Free-range 23:30 Healthy Snack Bars 23:50 Ingredients 24:18 Protein Content 26:05 Fiber 27:02 Sugar Content 28:59 Most Popular Snack Bars
In episode 114 of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with Joe Waltman, Executive Director of GiveCrypto and Product Manager at Coinbase on using crypto and blockchain technologies to deliver funds directly in the hands of the impoverished and the unbanked.GiveCrypto is a nonprofit created by Brian Armstrong, the founder of Coinbase, to distribute cryptocurrency to people living in poverty. By using crypto and blockchain technologies, the organization put funds directly in the hands of individuals living in difficult circumstances around the world.Join the world's most trusted place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Try Coinbase here. (affiliate link)Examples we discuss on how GiveCrypto has impacted lives around the world: Direct crypto payments to individuals living in refugee camps where currencies are forbidden inside the camps Direct crypto payments to women living with domestic violence issues and no financial means to leave their abuser Helping local merchants accept crypto payments Helping impoverished individuals set up crypto wallets Delivery simple financial services to individuals left behind by traditional banking systems According to Groundswell, there is substantial evidence that unconditional cash transfers are an effective way to help people. Distributing crypto is similar to transferring other forms of money to people. The organization expects many recipients will find ways to convert the crypto into their local currency. Some may transact crypto-to-crypto as well. It may also help spark economic growth by giving access to property rights and financial services on an open network. A great deal of work needs to be done to test these hypotheses and see what it most effective.The GiveCrypto MissionThe mission is to financially empower individuals by distributing cryptocurrency to those most in need. GiveCrypto connects donors and recipients anywhere in the world. Over the past three years, they've impacted the lives of thousands of individuals and their families via direct crypto transfers.Over one billion people have a smartphone but don't have access to basic financial servicesThe organization not only identifies recipients in need and distribute funds to them - they also connect those people to a truly open financial system. All it takes is access to the internet.Crypto democratizes the philanthropic process. As a society and donors, we can send cryptocurrency directly to any recipient and they'll receive it instantly. This includes people without bank accounts and those living in places where fiat money is “broken”.Watch the how it works video.How will the fund operate?GiveCrypto.org will be an evergreen fund (or endowment) that is designed to live and grow forever. It will grow in value based on new donations and if the value of cryptocurrency continues to grow.What types of currencies will you accept?GiveCrypto.org is cryptocurrency agnostic. The organization currently accept the following currencies: BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC, XRP and ZEC.Is my donation tax deductible?Yes. Donations through the site are tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor the Pledge Group. You will need to provide your name and email (and receive a receipt) for the donation to be tax deductible. You can also donate anonymously but the donation will not be tax deductible.How do you prevent fraud?The organization uses a combination of data collection validated with backchecks, verifiable evidence and blockchain analysis to minimize and prevent fraud.Where do recipients use the funds?The organization recruits at least one vendor that accepts payment in cryptocurrency. Additionally, recipients hold the crypto and exchange it between themselves. In the future, GiveCrypto will offer cash-out options.Are you programs OFAC compliant?Yes. They've have drafted a comprehensive sanctions compliance policy and screen all of our program participants against all relevant lists.See more FAQs here.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
Join Suki and Dolo alongside their BFF of the show, Brian as they discuss the side effects of breakups, hygiene tips and tricks, and just how many men are apart of the ‘Eat A Booty' gang, the importance of reading body language and much more! Champagne anyone?
In this episode of the Disputers for Good podcast, I speak with Alex Stephany, the founder of Beam, on solving homelessness using crowdfunding technology at scale.Beam is a crowdfunding platform that enables new career opportunities for homeless men and women. Beam uses technology and global citizens to help fund skills training and education to homeless individuals. With the Beam platform, you can help someone start a new career and leave homelessness for good.The platform works like this. Each person on the platform is referred to Beam by an established homeless charity or their local council. They receive a dedicated support specialist - a Beam employee who supports them all the way into their new career! The support specialists conduct basic security checks to make sure the referred person is mentally and physically ready to enter full-time employment. After that they help each person develop a tailored career plan, building on their unique strengths and interests.Once approved to be on the Beam platform, we as global citizens, can choose to help fund one person's training or fund everyone equally. You can choose support once or monthly. You'll get an email introducing you to a new person you're supporting every month and learn more about their individual storyThe founder of Beam, Alex Stephany, was inspired to build Beam after getting to know a homeless man at his local Tube station in London. The man had spent decades out of work. Alex would buy him cups of coffee and pairs of socks, but could see his condition going from very bad to even worse.When the man had a heart attack, Alex asked himself: “What could we do to make a real difference to that man's life?” The answer lay in giving him the skills to support himself. Alex knew that'd cost much more than a coffee. But what if everyone chipped in?Before Beam, Alex ran the parking app, JustPark, which he grew from 2 to over 40 people and still support as a Board Advisor. At JustPark, he had his first experience with crowdfunding when he led a record-breaking equity crowdfunding round - what was the largest crowdfunding round for a startup in history.He is also the author of a book on the sharing economy called The Business of Sharing, and also advised the city of Seoul as part of the Mayor's Sharing Economy Advisory Panel.Watch his TED Talk here.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
Kristen Welsh is the founder of Mercy House maternity center in Kenya as well as the monthly membership club, Fair Trade Friday. Kristen is the author of Rhinestone Jesus, a memoir of her broken and beautiful life, Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World and Raising World Changers. She loves traveling and experiencing new cultures, trying new foods, and is a big fan of all things fair trade. In this episode we dive into what mercy looks like in action, talking with Kristen about how she lives out compassion, leaning into the work of impacting lives and all that comes with being a world changer in her calling to work with women in Kenya.
In episode 113 of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with John Blood, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, on the company's mission to eliminate harmful drinking around the globe. In this episode, John is also joined by Bill Novelli, founder of Business for Impact at Georgetown McDonough School of Business.The Business for Impact initiative at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business released an in-depth case study on the current status of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev)'s Global Smart Drinking Goals (GSDGs). This is a ten-year voluntary initiative by the world's largest brewer to reduce harmful use of alcohol.The GSDGs began in 2015 and will run until 2025. The report is an assessment of AB InBev's progress during the first five years. Within the report, titled AB InBev and Smart Drinking: An Analysis of How the World's Largest Beer Company Contributes to the Reduction of Harmful Alcohol Use, Georgetown recognizes AB InBev as an industry leader for its pioneering efforts to promote “Smart Drinking” through investments in excess of a quarter-billion dollars since 2015.The findings suggest that businesses can play a role in addressing global social challenges, when there is commitment from the top, understanding the need to embed smart drinking into the commercial strategy as recommended by public health experts, and a willingness to go beyond traditional corporate philanthropy to create shared value for both business and society. Specifically, AB InBev's Global Smart Drinking Goals initiative has been successful in bringing together public health and corporate leaders to work collaboratively toward the common goal of reducing harmful drinking. In 2010, the WHO prioritized confronting harmful alcohol use as a global public health imperative, calling for action by governments, civil society organizations, academia, and the alcohol industry. In response, ABI announced in 2015 it would contribute $1B to reduce harmful drinking globally through a new initiative, the Global Smart Drinking Goals (GSDGs). In doing this, ABI established itself as an industry leader committed to helping to solve harmful drinking across the globe. Now - the Business for Impact initiative at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business released an in-depth case study on the work ABI has done as part of this $1B commitment: what works, what doesn't, and how alcohol companies can be part of the solution. Case StudyThe harmful use of alcohol causes approximately 3 million deaths every year. Thus, societies are grappling with how to safely allow for the production and consumption of alcohol while protecting public health. Public health leaders recognize that just as industry contributes to the problem of harmful drinking, it might also play a significant role in solving it. With the launch of the GSDG initiative, ABI has proven that reducing harmful drinking is a priority for the company, and that the global organization is striving to go beyond traditional corporate social responsibility to create shared value for business and society. Case Study Key Findings The alcohol industry must deepen public health collaboration. To drive norm and behavior shifts, social marketing campaigns must be launched as long-term, year-round initiatives in multiple markets across the world. The alcohol industry should engage in policy advocacy, i.e. lend a voice to public policies supported by public health experts. Commitment from the top is key. As is collaboration between public health, corporate leaders, government and nonprofit entities to have a positive impact on society. Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow
Parenting typical teenagers is no easy feat. Today's guest parented two as they skyrocketed to bewildering fame—and kept them astonishingly grounded in the process.Today we explore the uncommon reality that is Maggie Baird's life.A veteran actor, improv performer, and writer with a long list of screen credits to her name, Maggie is also a long-time vegan, animal rights and environmental activist, and the founder of Support And Feed, a non-profit that partners with restaurants across America (and soon the world) to provide plant-based meals to those experiencing food insecurity.She's also the coolest mom ever to two of the biggest musicians in the world—7x Grammy Award winning 19-year old Billie Eilish and Billie's equally talented brother and counterpart, 8x Grammy winning 23-year old brother Finneas O'Connell—all portrayed alongside Maggie's husband Patrick O'Connell in the recent Apple TV+ documentary The World's A Little Blurry.Although Billie serves as the film's primary protagonist, the documentary paints a technicolor family journey portrait. The story behind the story of this uniquely gifted foursome is both surprising and deeply heartwarming—a narrative exploration of parents striving to consciously guide their talented kids through their trepidatious and vertigo-inducing ascent to superstardom.It goes without saying that this is a conversation about parenting, how to raise conscious kids, and the many benefits of homeschooling and unschooling.It's about what happens when your children become unbelievably famous at a young age, seemingly overnight.And it's about organizing your life and your family's priorities around what is most important.It's also about the challenges of pursuing an artistic life. The importance of finding your cause. And it's a dive into Maggie's particular cause, which is to solve food insecurity and make the music industry, concerts, and touring, more ecologically sustainable.To read more click here. You can also watch listen to our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This one is chock-full of sage advice across many topics, and there's something for everyone to learn from Maggie's refreshing perspective.Wise and charming, Maggie is the mom we all wish we had.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week's sponsors:Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious organic, Fair-Trade, single-origin Arabica mushroom coffee made with only the highest quality adaptogens like Lion's Mane and Chaga. Visit foursigmatic.com/roll and get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles.Therabody: With an OLED screen, a personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for the Theragun Gen 4, starting at only $199. 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Inside Her Bond With Her ParentsPlant Based News: ‘You Cannot Separate Food Insecurity From Systemic Racism', Says Maggie BairdPlant Based News: Billie Eilish's Mom Maggie Baird Hosts 2nd Virtual Plant-Based PartyPlant Based News: Billie Eilish Partners With Postmates Alongside Documentary ReleaseYahoo: Maggie Baird, mother of Billie Eilish and Finneas, talks homeschool advice, fears and hopes for Generation Z, and COVID-19 initiative Support + FeedThe Beet: Billie Eilish and Mom Maggie Baird Serve Vegan Meals to Homeless YouthGeo News: Billie Eilish helps mother Maggie Baird to provide vegan food to homelessRolling Stone: Billie Eilish and the Pursuit of HappinessLos Angeles Times: Trust with his subject takes R.J. 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