Tag Archives: USDA

First Defense Against Foodborne Illnesses

This year alone, hundreds of people became ill and have even died from tainted romaine lettuce, cantaloupe, and spinach. E.Coli and Listeria, two of the most common foodborne illnesses have been traced from California to Ohio and come from contaminated … Continue reading

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Inspiration During a Time of Worry

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a celebration of the life and legacy of César Chávez at the White House. Ernie Flores, AFOP President, and Hermelinda Sapien, AFOP Executive Committee member, accompanied me to this invitation-only event at the … Continue reading

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National Farmworker Awareness Week

This coming week is National Farmworker Awareness Week, as well as the celebration of the birthday and legacy of César Chávez.  From March 27 through April 2, students, community members, congregations, and organizations across the country will work to raise … Continue reading

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From Harvest to Harvard

My name is Beatriz Medina; I am currently a freshman at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas. I have been a migrant since I was six months old. When my family and I migrated, we would go … Continue reading

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