Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Globalization of Coffee

By: Paul Barolette

     Globalization is described as the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of political ideas through communication, and trade. the united states has become the main perpetrator of this offense. our economic ventures spread from latin america to asia, hitting all aspects of life. the need for  cheap goods have even affected some of our more trusted american companies such as Walmart, Target, and even Starbucks. Today Starbucks can be found on almost every corner, or intersection in our communities, but what is the story behind this coffee. The film "Black Gold' describes the trials and tribulation that our beloved coffee goes through before reaching the U.S. market. Take a look, and express your thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. From my layman point of view of the entire globalization issue of goods, I believed that core countries are thinking far beyond countries in the peripheral, in that the countries in the core wants to reserve resources and protect their environment from carbon foot-print , air pollution and waste materials created by industries. In this light, the achievement of these goals can only become a reality if goods are produced thorough outsourcing. At this juncture, I think it is better to have our coffees from foreign market, due to the fact that we may not even have people to work and the right climate to grow coffee.