[Wolves] [Fwd: [SB] Ubuntu Cola]
dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Wed Apr 9 14:30:37 BST 2008
On 09/04/2008, David Goodwin <david at codepoets.co.uk> wrote:
> This product (which has the fairtrade logo) has just gone very
> prominently on sale in the University SPAR shop. The can didn't mention
Heard about this a few weeks ago.
According to the latest issue of Linux Format mag (LXF104)
"Ubuntu Cola...launched by UK company Ubuntu Trading...is the first
drink of its kind to be certified under the fairtrade criteria,
meaning the producers of the raw ingredients- in this case cane sugar-
are paid a fair price for their work.
"Ubuntu trading spokesperson Louise Whitaker said the Ubuntu name was
plucked from a book by Bob Geldof they only came across the Linux
connection when attempting to register the company...
"Ubuntu trading is working mostly with a fairtrade collective in
Malawi based around the efforts of 282 households, which produced
80,000 tonnes of sugar...Farmers working under this aggrement earn an
average of $4 a day, which is six times the national average"
so just think when you glug on that can of Pepsi/Coca Cola that some
poor bugger somewhere is sweating in a field for just 80cents a day to
provide you with that sugar rush.
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