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Farm Labor

Farmers Who Pick Your Fruit Often Can't Put Food On The Table

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact

Supermarkets are a $4 trillion industry, yet many of the farm workers who are integral to getting products onto the stores’ shelves don’t make eno...

An Attack on Eva Longoria

Sanjay Rawal | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Sanjay Rawal

For decades growers vowed never to "compete on the basis of social responsibility," but in Florida those days are on their way out. Social responsibility is like the genie that, once out of the bottle, cannot be forced back in.

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.

Agriculture Secretary Tries To Talk Sense Into Congress

Arizona Republic | Daniel Gonzalez | Posted 07.30.2013 | Latino Voices

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made a push for comprehensive immigration reform, saying the nation’s broken immigration system is cont...

'It's A Mind-Set: They Think Fieldwork Is Below Them'

The Los Angeles Times | Hector Becerra | Posted 05.03.2013 | Latino Voices

About 30 minutes into my job as a picker, the strawberry fairy left her first gift. On one of the beds of berries that seemed to stretch forever in...

WATCH: U.S. Farm Worker Speaks About Slave-Like Conditions

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

For every 32 pounds of tomatoes Leonel Perez picks on Florida farmlands, he says he receives a piece rate of 50 cents. "That's a piece rate that ha...

12 Disturbing Facts About Farm Labor Conditions

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.30.2013 | Latino Voices

One farm worker dies on the job every day in the United States and hundreds more are injured, according to a report published this month that highligh...

Dave Jamieson

What You Didn't Hear At Obama's Cesar Chavez Event | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

President Obama visited Keene, Calif., on Monday to pay tribute to famed civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, while trying to shore up support ...

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.

The Factory Farm Environmental Degradation and Animal Cruelty Protection Act

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Had this bill been in force a few years ago, it might well have been used to put all the people behind the famous documentary Food, Inc. in prison.

Watch: Veggies Gone Wild!!!

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

By Jo Becker, advocacy director for the children's rights division of Human Rights Watch Hundreds of thousands of children are employed as farmwork...