Tag: farmworkers

Why Picking Your Berries for $8,000 a Year Hurts a Lot

Why Picking Your Berries for $8,000 a Year Hurts a Lot

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picking berries is hard, sometimes back-breaking work. But consumers rarely consider the physical labor required to deliver them fresh fruits and vegetables. In a new book, a medical anthropologist argues that farmworkers who suffer physically while picking fresh fruit and vegetables deserve better health care.

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After Immigration Bust, Herb Grower Tries a New Path

After Immigration Bust, Herb Grower Tries a New Path

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the nation’s largest herb producers once relied heavily on undocumented labor, but has learned some hard lessons since an immigration crackdown. He says transitioning to a legal workforce was well worth it, but that navigating a cumbersome foreign worker program has been challenging.

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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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KQED’s Forum: Farm Labor Conditions

KQED’s Forum: Farm Labor Conditions

| April 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Cesar Chavez Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Cesar Chavez Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Happy Spring! Yesterday the Berkeley Farmers’ Market was awash in tender greens, including that rock star of spring, asparagus…just in time for Passover dinners and Easter brunch. From now through mid-April, Berkeley’s Ecology Center is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, whose work as an activist and organizer within the farmworker communities of California (and beyond) made a difference in so many lives.

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