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Love the Hands that Feed You. 6 Tips for a More Sustainable Valentine's Day.

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

This Valentine's Day, before planning your romantic dinner or buying roses and chocolate, think about how your choices will affect the hands that feed you.

The Secret Life of Fruit: Five Startling Things Your Grocer Won't Tell You

Eva Longoria | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva Longoria

The 21st-century customer knows more than ever about which farmers are good to the environment and good for the health of shoppers. But there's one thing that promo ads won't tell you: whether farmers are good to their employees.

Fear and Fair Cannot Coexist...

Greg Asbed | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Greg Asbed

Last month's horrific massacre of student human rights activists in Guerrero serves as an awful reminder of why there will be no "Fair Food Program" in the foreseeable future of Mexico's tomato industry...

Worker-Driven Social Responsibility (WSR): A New Idea for a New Century

Greg Asbed | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Greg Asbed

  If you are even a casual reader of this site you know this:  The Fair Food Program has effected unprecedented change in Florida's fields since i...

Committing to Change and Justice at Wendy's

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Why not join a proven solution to abuse in your supply chain? That's the question that T'ruah rabbis and others around the country have been asking over the past year.

A Letter to Publix Owners and Management

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

I've been so surprised to see Publix (along with Wendy's) refusing (so far) to join the Fair Food Program. And that's why I've been outspoken in my desire to see Publix live up to the ideals of its founder, George Jenkins, who said, "Don't let making a profit stand in the way of doing the right thing."

Mandela: 'While Poverty Persists, There Is No True Freedom'

Greg Asbed | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Greg Asbed

In those words lies the connection to the movement for Fair Food that prompted me to stop and reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela in Immokalee. Farm labor poverty must be addressed so that workers can be freed from crippling fear and empowered to stand up for their rights.

Massive Mexican Slavery Operation Underscores Need for Market Consequences for Human Rights Violations

Greg Asbed | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Greg Asbed

Earlier this month, a horrifying story of human rights abuse and exploitation broke when Mexican authorities rescued nearly 300 workers from brutal forced labor conditions on a tomato farm in the state of Jalisco.

Wendy's, What Are You Waiting For?: Calling on the Fast Food Giant to Stand up For Farmworkers

Anna Lappé | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

Who has freckles, pigtails, and is still holding out from joining the Fair Food Program? If you guessed the fresh-faced mascot of Wendy's, give yourself a gold star.

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights 'Impressed' With Fair Food Program

Greg Asbed | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Greg Asbed

Two efforts have met on the road, and are sure to work more closely together in the months and years ahead.

March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food

Greg Asbed | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Greg Asbed

We will march so that those growers who refuse to meet the new standards no longer get solace, and sales, from retailers like Publix who remain willing to purchase tomatoes produced the old way -- "no questions asked."

Must-See Farmworker Video Takes on Supermarkets, Holiday Season Food Industry Hypocrisy (VIDEO)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Home
Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the remarkable farmworker organization in Florida that I have written about many times over the years as they continue to win victory after victory in their Campaign for Fair Food, has done it again.

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings

Greg Asbed | Posted 01.22.2013 | Home
Greg Asbed

Like any family, the families who own and run Publix gather around their holiday tables and reflect on their joys and struggles. Among those joys, year after year, are soaring profits. Yet they inexplicably continue to turn their backs on the farmworkers who make those profits possible.