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Harvesting Justice 14: A Penny a Pound, Plus Power – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Changes History

May 16th, 2013 | by Guest Author

For most tomato pickers in the US, a bucket brings in 50 cents, a piece rate that has remained virtually unchanged for more than 30 years. Because the rate is set so low, a worker has to pick more than two and a quarter tons of tomatoes per day – the weight of a young elephant – to make the minimum wage. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is transforming all of this


Harvesting Justice 13: We Have a Dream – Farm Workers Organize for Justice

May 7th, 2013 | by Guest Author

For decades, farmworkers – the more than one million men and women who work in fields and orchards around the country – have been leading a struggle for justice in our food system. They have been building awareness and mobilizing the public, successfully securing some rights, higher wages, and better working conditions.


Harvesting Justice 9: Farmers and Consumers vs. Monsanto – David Meets Goliath

April 9th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Via Campesina, the world’s largest confederation of farmers with member organizations in 70 countries, has called Monsanto one of the “principal enemies of peasant sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty for all peoples.” See how peasant farmers, and the activists who support them, are challenging the agribusiness giant's incursions into developing world farming


Toxins in our Everyday Personal Care and Food Products

April 1st, 2013 | by Guest Author

With so many “natural” and “eco-friendly” alternatives on the market, one would assume it would be easy to dodge harmful chemicals from entering your body, right? Sadly, this is not the case. As more and more companies come out with new personal care and food products, more eco-experts are finding them to be green-washed and full of harmful chemicals



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