16 May '12, 2pm

"Why ur local grocery store makes farmworkers poor" @OnEarthMag highlights @CIW's Fair Food Program

The CIW is a worker-led human rights organization based in the farmworker community of Immokalee, the heart of Florida’s (and the nation’s) $600 million fresh tomato industry. The CIW and its more than 5,000 members spearhead the Campaign for Fair Food , the national collaboration of consumers and workers designed to harness the purchasing power of the country’s largest food retail corporations to improve the lives of the farmworkers who harvest the tomatoes they sell. To-date, ten retail food corporations have signed binding agreements to participate in the Fair Food Program, including McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, Sodexo, Aramark, Compass Group, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. According to the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange (FTGE), “Florida produces virtually all the fresh-market, field-grown tomatoes in the US from October through June each year, and accounts for abou...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/field-notes-on-food-justice-w...

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