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George Clooney is surprised and saddened

Writted by Thomas Becher – London

George Clooney is surprised and saddened by an investigation which revealed child labor at coffee farms allegedly linked to Nespresso

George Clooney
George Clooney

Britain’s Channel 4 plans on airing an episode of a documentary series entitled Dispatches on March 2. The series is about reports and footages of children doing labor on six farms in Guatemala. These farms are allegedly a supplier of coffee beans to the Nestle-owned compan

Clooney shared that he grew up in a tobacco farm by the time he was 12 and he is aware of how complex farming and child labor issues can be. In a statement, Clooney added that it was the reason why he joined the sustainability advisory board of Nespresso seven years ago together with the Rainforest Alliance Fair Trade International and the Fair Labor Association among others with the same goal, as it is a reminder to improve the lives of hardworking farmers

He continued that the simple truth is that the program is overwhelmingly positive when it comes to coffee farmers around the world and with that in his mind, it is also imperative to have talented investigative reporters revealing where they have yet to succeed

He admitted that he knew it’s a big project when it began seven years ago, and he honestly thinks that he is surprised and saddened to witness this kind of story. He added that the board and the company clearly have more work to do and that it will be done

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