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02:53 PM on 06/13/2013
And you wonder why immigrants choose to flee Mexico for the US for work. Sounds almost like Wal-Mart employees except they get to go home.
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Caymus77
We the people ARE the Government
02:48 PM on 06/13/2013
This is what unfettered capitalism brings you. We had the same things going on in America back in the late 1800s. Ironically, this is the era the GOP looks fondly back upon with the wealthy ruling the roost and the rest of us in poverty. NO MIDDLE CLASS.
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realfloopyguy
06:07 AM on 06/14/2013
You don't even know what unfettered means, do you? I hardly think you can consider the robber barons and railroads as unfettered given that the government was supporting them in their way of business by destroying smaller competitors. That is more like socialism/communism government control of the economy than it is 'unfettered' anything.
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Caymus77
We the people ARE the Government
12:34 PM on 06/15/2013
Baloney.The Rich owned the government just like they want to today. A Robber Baron owned government giving the robber barons everything they want is NOT socialism. Go back to school.
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fistofthejedi
02:46 PM on 06/13/2013
That's messed up. I like good prices on my produce, but I don't want people to be enslaved either. What can be done about it?
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Richard Gadget Kim
02:04 PM on 06/13/2013
So that is why tomatoes are so cheap these days. So sad.
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Oahu dutchess
Living in a haunted house isn't that bad
01:15 PM on 06/13/2013
People love cheap products, human rights be danged. How do you think slavery lasted so long in the US? People don't care how others are treated as long as they can get cheap stuff.
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GandenT
04:03 PM on 06/13/2013
Why blame random uninformed consumers when the actual perpetrators who raked in the actual profits and thus had an actual motive are in fact to blame?
12:36 PM on 06/13/2013
And people complain about Walmart..... We've got it pretty good here in the US.
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Fran Jaime
01:28 PM on 06/13/2013
Really? http://findingjustice.org/tomato-field-slaves/
MaryIndy
There's more than corn in Indiana.
02:12 PM on 06/13/2013
Depends. Some of us do. People in this country have also been charged with slavery crimes in recent times, not the 19th century.
02:22 PM on 06/13/2013
Agreed. But nothing to this level, thank god..
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gcogs
"You can fly?" "No, jump good."
11:33 AM on 06/13/2013
Do we know where these tomatoes were being exported, and who was buying them?
04:13 PM on 06/13/2013
The short answer is that it's not that easy to figure it out. The end buyer can in theory figure out where a tomato came from, but a producer cannot possibly guess where his tomato will end up. It's also made extra hard by the fact that this company's website and those of other associated companies have mysteriously been taken down.

The long answer is that fresh fruits and veggies are sold wholesale and rarely have stable and direct supply chains. A tomato is not a branded product like a Nike shoe or an Apple computer. One tomato is very similar to the next tomato, so you might not sell to or buy from the same people every week. Then there can be a lot of intermediaries. The supply chain is a bit more direct for the huge buyers like supermarket chains, but there might be up to five or six intermediaries between the producer and your local grocery store. That makes it very difficult to figure out where this company's tomatoes ended up.
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gcogs
"You can fly?" "No, jump good."
06:04 PM on 06/13/2013
Thank you very much for the fantastic, informative reply.
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jackspear
Freedom FROM religion, not Freedom of Religion
11:29 AM on 06/13/2013
There are the Job Creators the GOP is supporting
12:36 PM on 06/13/2013
How so?
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LightShadow62
The answers are not found in the extremes
11:23 AM on 06/13/2013
Wonder if those were Walmart tomatoes?
11:47 AM on 06/13/2013
No...Walmart only buys tomatoes with one day left on it's born on date. Cheap, cheap...
MaryIndy
There's more than corn in Indiana.
02:13 PM on 06/13/2013
My theory is that Sam's Club sends their produce to WalMart when they've finished w/ it.
cboowillie
I believe America is in a heap of trouble
11:08 AM on 06/13/2013
Make sure you get the reduce price on those tomatoes ....
09:41 AM on 06/13/2013
n now we gotta learn how to speek mexican
10:26 AM on 06/13/2013
And why do we have to learn how to speak SPANISH?
10:45 AM on 06/13/2013
is spanish a foreign language when it was one of north america first common languages and still being spoken ?
01:28 PM on 06/19/2013
You don't . Just don't go around telling me not to either. I am thinking on working on a 3rd language, maybe German.
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donniejsackey
12:26 PM on 06/13/2013
I'm not fluent, but I can recognize racist.
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Fran Jaime
01:29 PM on 06/13/2013
That was beautiful!
09:38 AM on 06/13/2013
Good on Mexico for saving these people. However, most government and NGO's estimate that there are 27 MILLION people living in slavery in the world today.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contemporary_slavery
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Ben Estaville
some people are looking forward to the trip
01:01 PM on 06/13/2013
jrdobbs:

The Mexican government still has at least another 110 million to rescue.............
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ugo2020
09:30 AM on 06/13/2013
there sure is a lot of hatred on this blog - i hope you will eventually find your way ;=)
08:22 AM on 06/13/2013
These tomatos are probably being sold to Slavemart ...
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Torontosaurous
08:20 AM on 06/13/2013
Are you the snake in this scenario ?Perhaps you should be punished for your ignorant racism and forced to pick tomatoes