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LA ROYA – affects people, too

June 4, 2013

Look at how much work goes into your $1.00 cup of coffee. Amazing that a tiny bean that has that much influence on our world is worth pennies to these people. I hope that the rust proves to be curable or burns itself out like some pathogens tend to do. More for these people’s sake than ours!


La Roya, or leaf rust, is spreading like wildfire through Central America, badly attacking coffee plants and therby affecting the livelihoods of individuals from all walks of life. This color photo essay focuses on the very hard work the coffee culture provides in and around San Pedro de la Laguna, Guatemala. Each and every one of these workers, and the economy as a whole, will take a severe beating unless a solution is soon found to this terrible airborne fungus.







































































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