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Shows featuring Wondwossen Mezlekia

  • Following Public Campaign for Trademark Efforts, Coffee Giant Starbucks Signs Licensing Deal that Could Bring Millions to Ethiopian Farmers Ethiopiancoffee5-9
    Specialty Ethiopian coffee beans can retail for as much as $25 a pound in the U.S, but back in Ethiopia, impoverished farmers may earn less than $1 a pound for the same beans. Hoping to take more control over marketing and boost prices, the government of Ethiopia tried to trademark regional coffee names. Starbucks, the world’s largest specialty coffee retailer, opposed Ethiopia’s...
    May 09, 2007 | Story
  • Food Stamps Cuts
    The Congressional attacks on welfare and immigration these past
    few years are beginning to see some results. Some of the first cutbacks will
    be felt with the food stamp program. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that in an average month one million poor unemployed individuals who are willing to work could be denied food stamps. Over 40 percent of those subject to the cutoff are women;...
    March 06, 1997 | Story