KQED’s Forum: Farm Labor Conditions

| April 3, 2011 | 0 Comments
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A farmworker harvests lettuce near the border town of Calexico, California. Photo: Hector Mata/Getty

A farmworker harvests lettuce near the border town of Calexico, California. Photo: Hector Mata/Getty

A new report by the United Farm Workers and food service company Bon Appetit Management asserts that health and safety protections for U.S. farmworkers are inadequate and rarely enforced. On Cesar Chavez Day, Forum got an update on conditions for farmworkers in California.

Host: Scott Shafer

Original broadcast aired on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 — 9:00 AM

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I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.