IPN Opinion article
Behind closed doors in late May, representatives of the World Bank, Oxfam, Greenpeace and the International Coffee Organization met to plot the future of 25 million poor farmers. These groups are ballyhooing the fact that world-wide coffee prices have fallen to a 30-year low.
The culprit? According to these groups, it is profiteering by multinational companies, who purchase 50% of the world\'s coffee, and overproduction of poorer-quality coffee by Vietnam.