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Organic inspections create new opportunities for skilled labor, the villager here is using a cellphone platform to enter location, interview, survey, GPS, and photo data about this particular organic plot as a part of the inspections process. This can affect many aspects of life: gender relations are altered, often women prefer organic farming and may earn new rights and become organic inspectors; on the other hand, land may confront new commodification pressures as does communal service obligations.

Tad has also learned way more about coffee than he ever wanted to know. He has denuded tropical hillsides with a machete, been bit by untold numbers of insects, been sucked down mountain whirlpools, stabbed in the sternam by his own machete: and in short confounded his Oaxacan friends with his ability to survive -- and provide plenty of opportunities for merryment, at his expense.