Tag Archives: agriculture

Walmart supports the Fair Food Program

TweetIn a rare ethical move, Walmart has agreed to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers‘ Fair Food Program, a model for fair agricultural labor practices. The CIW wrote after yesterday’s announcement: Today’s agreement will bring immediate and concrete benefits to tens of thousands of farmworkers in the Florida tomato industry.  Roughly 30,000 workers will benefit [...]
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God made a Latina farmer, too

TweetHere’s a remake of the lovely but very white-washed Super Bowl ad for Dodge Ram trucks farmers. By Isaac Cubillos, via Rawstory: This one’s a little bit closer to reality in a country in which 72 percent of farmworkers are foreign-born–including 68 percent from Mexico–and 22 percent are women. There’s also more diversity among farm operators than you’d think based [...]
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