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Who Picks Your Tomatoes? Rethinking the Rights of Farmworkers

By Elena Palermo Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine the United State of America as a space free of all immigrants. Now close your eyes again and think of the same scenario and imagine what your dinner … Continue reading

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UN Report: Farming and Forestry Can Deliver Food Security

Better cooperation between nations’ farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, according to a new United Nations report. The report shows that the greatest net loss of forests and net gain in agricultural land between … Continue reading

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The Importance of H-2A at Sam Mazza’s Farm

Hepburn Montague has been working at Sam Mazza’s fruit and vegetable farm for 27 years, even though he lives about two thousand miles away. Hepburn is from Manchester, Jamaica, and every year he travels to and from the same farm … Continue reading

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Video Snack: Irit Tamir of Oxfam US Talks About Food & Labor

Irit Tamir is the senior advisor for advocacy and collaborations for the US Regional Office of Oxfam America. She works on campaigns for Oxfam’s Decent Work and Gulf Coast Programs and also works on corporate collaborations. She is an attorney … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Farm Labor

Everyone knows that working on a farm work is hard work, but not many people know who is doing that work. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, hired farmworkers make up less than one percent of all wage and … Continue reading

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