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Tomato Farmers

You Need to Know: The Slavery Conditions on Tomato Farms

Eve Turow | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Eve Turow

Thousands of farm laborers work under slavery-like conditions today in the U.S. and Mexico to grow tomatoes and other produce. This January, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) was presented with the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking.

Walmart Joins Initiative To Help Tomato Farmers

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday joined an initiative that will require its Florida tomato suppliers to increase farmworker pay...

Tomato Growers Report Salmonella Scare Damages Industry

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — The 6,000 acres of tomatoes grown on Virginia's sea-swept Eastern Shore were never implicated in the national salmonella outbrea...