The roots of environmental labeling can be found in the escalating global concern for environmental protection on the part of governments, businesses, interest groups, and the public. There is a general desire to identify, take and reward actions that address this concern, and, for many years, environmental labels have been developed and used around the world. The environmental and social consequences of modern coffee production have stimulated a desire, from roasters, retailers and consumers, to receive information and reward actions addressing these consequences. Hence, the labeling phenomenon can now be seen for coffee.
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