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Coffee & Poverty

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Coffee & Poverty

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Coffee & Poverty

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Host Bob Edwards talks with Charis Gresser, policy advisor at the international humanitarian agency Oxfam, about a report showing that coffee growers have born the brunt of falling coffee prices over the last five years. Growers in Latin America, Asia and Africa have seen prices fall by 70 percent — on average they get 24 cents per pound of coffee — while consumers in rich countries pay roughly $3.60 per pound.