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Conservation International and Starbucks Coffee have partnered with farmers in Chiapas Mexico to preserve biodiversity by growing coffee beneath the forest canopy. Although this site serves partly as an advertisement for Starbucks, it is a neat introduction to some of the ecological issues surrounding coffee growing. Visitors will see stunning images of the tropical forest and some of the life found within it, a coffee farmer's calendar that includes audio quotes, and questions and answers about coffee and the partnership. One thing that is not clear, however, is the availability of the Shade Grown Mexico coffee that is advertised.
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Date Issued c2001
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-02-22
Archived Scout Publication URL /nsdl-reports/life-sci/2002/ls-020222-general.html#6

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