We pay attention to how our food is produced, whether organic or conventional, and where it is produced. Local? Imported? But we have few resources to discover who produces our food. A new documentary, Food Chain, looks at the plight of American farmworkers and some solutions to the problems they face.
A recent Human Right Watch report talks about wine worker abuse in South Africa, but does that mean we should be boycotting all wine from that region?
When the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange, representing more than 90% of Florida’s tomato growers, agreed to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food principles last month, it seemed the workers’ [ … ]
For the last decade, the Campaign for Fair Food has been trying to reform labor conditions in Florida’s tomato industry. The Campaign for Fair Food, sponsored by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), made a big step forward last week when Pacific Tomato Growers agreed to several key labor improvements, as well as a penny a pound raise for the tomato pickers working in the fields. Another big step forward occurred this week when Florida’s largest tomato grower, Six L’s, also agreed to the improvements and raise in pay.
Whole Foods, following in the footsteps of Taco Bell, Burger King, and McDonalds, agreed this week to become the first grocery chain to improve working conditions and pay for the [ … ]