Hidden Crimes: Food and Farm Worker Welfare

The “Good Food Movement” is a reaction to the global food system. Like much of our economy, food production is dominated by large corporations and industrial food processes, and consumers are looking for a sustainable food system. At the same time, the conventional food chain provides work for millions of people, in production, processing, distribution, and preparation. The future of good food cannot ignore these workers; they are most often people of color limited to low-wage service and production jobs, where at least 6 out of 10 farmworkers is undocumented.
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Tomato Prices On the Rise

It’s deja vu all over again! No, you’re not imagining things; tomato prices are on their way up! But wait – weren’t we here last year?
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Landmark agreement to extend Fair Food principles to over 90% of Florida tomato industry

Just about two weeks ago, GoodFood World published 1¢ per Pound for Tomatoes? That’s What Farm Workers Get and we addressed how twenty-first century seasonal farm workers have a lot in common with 18th century industrial workers, in It Begins with an Apple – Broetje Orchards. This week, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange announced landmark agreement to extend Fair Food principles to over 90% of Florida tomato industry.
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