Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Missing Piece

This past Sunday, 60 Minutes focused much needed attention on the issue of child labor in U.S. agriculture. The piece, which may have seemed balanced to the average viewer, failed to convey the dangers child farmworkers are exposed to, including … Continue reading

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Fair Trade: A Social Responsibility

Although May 14, 2011 marked World Fair Trade Day, the awareness campaign continues. Individuals and companies alike are getting creative in their quest to support the fair and sustainable treatment of food producers through activities, including Fair Trade coffee breaks … Continue reading

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Bad Air

Low-income and minority populations in the United States often live and work in areas where they are unduly exposed to pollution that can damage their health. In fact, two-thirds of Latino families live in areas that do not meet the … Continue reading

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Water. Rest. Shade.

It’s a simple message, but one that can save lives. Last week, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will launch a national, educational, heat-stress prevention campaign targeting employers and their employees. The … Continue reading

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