The Reality of Consumerism – Starbuck’s Certified Coffee Plantation Busted Using Slave Labor | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


The Reality of Consumerism – Starbuck’s Certified Coffee Plantation Busted Using Slave Labor

At first sight, the Córrego das Almas farm in Piumhi, in rural Minas Gerais state, seems to be a model property. “No slave or forced labor is allowed,” reads one of several signs that display international certifications — including one linked to the U.S.-based company Starbucks corporation. But investigators have found that laborers on the farm’s coffee plantations were working under degrading conditions and living in substandard housing without sewerage or drinking water. A Ministry of Labor team inspection conducted at the site rescued 18 rural workers in conditions analogous to slavery.

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