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Can healthy food come from unhealthy workers? | Grist: Can healthy food come from unhealthy workers? TG_garden_c...

Can healthy food come from unhealthy workers? | Grist: Can healthy food come from unhealthy workers? TG_garden_c...

Farmworkers shoulder tools at the end of the day. (Photo by Charles O'Rear.) I wasn’t surprised when the Associated Press reported last week that Colorado-based Jensen Farms had been fined for housing its workers in unsanitary, unsafe conditions (workers had little choice but to crowd into company-owned “motel” rooms that lacked beds, laundry facilities, and smoke detectors). After all, the huge cantaloupe farm had been found responsible for last fall’s deadly listeria outbreak — a major food safety oversight that killed at least 30 people, made 146 people sick, and soured melon season for farmers around the nation by planting a fear of cantaloupes in the minds of many eaters. And although the AP story reads, “The fine was not linked to the outbreak,” it’s clear that there are links between food safety and the treatment of workers. The Denver Post has since reported : The ...

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