Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rainforest Alliance (2)

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1) RainforestAllianceTract01.jpg
This is an example of what Rainforest Alliance is doing in Cote d'Ivoire. The land is "owned" by city-based Lebanese and local people, instead of owning their land, go to work on this plantation. A few worthless specimens of the old rainforest remain, they plant cocoa under them, and then they call it "preserving the rainforest."

2) RainforestAllianceTract02.jpg
The sign is posted on land certified by the Rainforest Alliance. But, what does it actually mean? Children are integral parts of a family's work. To state, "Work by children not allowed." is disingenuous.

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