Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving 2010: Marking the 50th Anniversary of Harvest of Shame

This Thanksgiving Day marks the 50th Anniversary of Edward Murrow’s haunting documentary Harvest of Shame. For the first time, Americans across the country were literally and visually digesting the fruits and vegetables of an unjust labor system. Murrow’s images captured … Continue reading

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Setting a Global Standard for Health and Safety

Strolling down the produce aisles this time of year, we may see pineapples from Central America, strawberries from South America, apples from North America, and oranges from Africa. While AFOP’s member organizations work diligently with people who do field work … Continue reading

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Education Pays Off

For migrant and seasonal farmworker children and their families in the United States, economic necessity often forces them to prioritize work over school. Here in California, 52% of farmworker families earn less than $15,000 per year, which is over $7,000 … Continue reading

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