Tag Archives: Fair Food

Protecting the Hard Working Hands

Farmworkers  are some of the most forgotten and unacknowledged workers in the United States. The general public has little knowledge of the many challenges agriculture workers face on a daily basis: extremely limited access to health care; poverty incomes; exposure … Continue reading

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Do Consumers Care About Farmworkers?

A great question was posed in an article today on immigrant farmworkers and New York’s local food market. Aurora Almendral, the reporter, asked a farmer who she interviewed, “Why do you think it is that consumers seem so much more … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just the Farmers vs. the Consumers

Recently, I read an article about fairness in our food system, and whether defending the farmer or the eater meant betrayal to either one. Not until the end of the article do “others” enter the equation. Farmworkers are frequently an … Continue reading

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Continuation of Agriculture Exemptions Preserves A History of Inequality

In 2001, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) launched the Campaign for Fair Food with the first-ever farmworker boycott of a major fast food company. The mission was to hold the fast food chain Taco Bell accountable for frozen wages, … Continue reading

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