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Why The Modern Tomato Is Flawed

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 07.27.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

In his new book, Barry Estabrook tells us why the modern factory-farmed tomato in most grocery stores is a poster child for nearly everything that is wrong with industrial agriculture.

You Say Tomato, I Say Slavery (video)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

When you buy tomatoes at the local Publix, Ahold, Kroger, or Walmart, you become the last link in a chain that is attached to shackles in south Florida.

Chipotle's 'Integrity' Doesn't Reach its Farmworkers

Sean Sellers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sean Sellers

Where Chipotle's thriving enterprise intersects with the lives of Florida farmworkers, the company's hubris belies its claim of integrity.

On Cesar Chavez Day, Recognizing Farm Workers

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

The legacy of the Mexican-American civil rights activist and labor organizer lives on, though many farm workers today still struggle to attain the most basic rights.

Impoverished Farm Workers In Florida Dig Deep For Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A community of farm workers in Immokalee, Florida, is doing its part to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti, despite being one of the most impover...

Chipotle and the CIW end the tomato war

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"At long last," proclaims the Coalition of Immokalee Workers website, "a grower steps forward." And let's not forget a restaurant company, Chipotle, ...

Chipotle Reaches Agreement with Florida Tomato Grower to Improve Wages for Farm Workers

MarketWatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the chain of burrito restaurants known for serving Food With Integrity, announced that it has reached an agreement with East C...

Chipotle And Food, Inc.'s Off-Screen Drama

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The fast-food chain would be sponsoring free screenings of the film at 32 theaters nationwide. It would also be distributing material promoting the fi...

The Secret -- I Saw, Close-up, the Real Root of Global Economic Collapse

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

Why do I call this modern-day form of slavery and its legal face -- this kind of gross injustice -- the secret of today's imploding economies?

One Quarter of Americans Still Don't Believe It -- What About You?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

If citizens' having real choice is the heart of democracy -- and no human being chooses to go hungry -- we might ponder: Isn't hunger's very existence proof of a deficit of democracy?

What's Fair Got to Do with the Price of Green Tomatoes?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

One group is moving ahead with a campaign to pressure corporations to pay a little more (a penny a pound, to be exact) for tomatoes. And they're winning.