03 Aug '18, 5pm

The Extraction is Stalking and Eating the Expensive Dairy Cows

Coffee’s seemingly endless webs of cause and effect don’t always end in purely human conflicts, as a Quartz India report demonstrated this week. There are also complicated human-animal conflicts , such as how a booming coffee industry inadvertently contributed to an increase in large jungle cats inflicting damages to the livelihoods of villagers in India. According to Quartz, farmers traditionally sold dung from hearty local cattle for use as coffee fertilizers. Yet as India’s coffee production boomed and plantation owners opted for more synthetic fertilizers, herders shed their cheaper livestock in favor of one or two dairy cows Here’s why that matters:

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