26 Mar '12, 2pm

Chipotle Refusing to Sign Agreement Protecting Farm Workers

Chipotle Refusing to Sign Agreement Protecting Farm Workers

Perennial Plate /Video screen capture From channeling Willie Nelson to highlight the plight of small farmers to taking big steps by choosing grass-fed meat , there's a lot to like about the rapidly growing fast food giant Chipotle (including the ease of ordering meat- and dairy-free meals of your own design). But, according to labor rights activists, there's a rather large elephant in the room, and it's tomato-shaped. Despite its active support of factory farm reform, Chipotle is being singled out for its refusal to sign up to the Campaign for Fair Food—an initiative by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) aiming to combat the worst cases of labor abuse on American tomato plantations which has won over support from corporate giants including McDonalds and Trader Joe's. From a pay increase funded through a penny-a-pound price premium paid by participating buyers (like M...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/chipot...

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  1. 16 Apr '12, 6am

    Sign my petition to help persuade Chipotle to sign this agreement! I am a student at the University of Colorado and am trying to get signatures for something I really believe in, it only takes a minute :) http://www.change.org/petitions/chipotle-please-sign-the-fair-food-agreement#

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