Tag: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Fla. Tomato Growers Say Mexico Trade Deal Is Rotten

Fla. Tomato Growers Say Mexico Trade Deal Is Rotten

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

For 16 years, Mexican growers have agreed not to sell tomatoes below what’s called a reference price, meant to protect Florida growers from cheap Mexican tomatoes. But half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S. come from Mexico, and Mexican growers say it’s because their tomatoes taste better.

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Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

On Thanksgiving, the biggest feast of the year, it’s time to show gratitude for the people who grow and harvest our food.

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Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sunday the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW); participants of the Food Justice conference and Bay Area community allies marched in Oakland for farmworker justice. The destination was Trader Joe’s where the group planned deliver a letter, calling on the company to support human rights for farmworkers, specifically the workers who harvest tomatoes sold in their stores.

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