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The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

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Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow the cucumbers you put in your salad last night. It’s a job she has a lot of pride in. Most people don’t know that cucumbers grow on vines like tomatoes, requiring constant care to ensure that the plant grows in the proper direction. It’s a technique called “training”, and Lupita has the practice down to a science.

Bon Appetit Mgmt Co and United Farm Workers Release Groundbreaking Farm Labor Report

Farmworkers lack legal protections, rights that other sectors take for granted
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The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States is a groundbreaking report on farmworker rights released today by sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company and United Farm Workers (UWF), with support from Oxfam America. The most comprehensive picture released to date of the reality faced by 1.4 million crop farmworkers, it highlights the working conditions and abuses suffered by America’s least-valued but critically important workforce: the people who pick our food. PDFs of the executive summary and full report, along with high-resolution photos of farmworkers, can be downloaded from http://bamco.com/page/114/farmworker-inventory.htm.

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The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States is a groundbreaking report on farmworker rights released today by sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company and United Farm Workers (UWF), with support from Oxfam America. The most comprehensive picture released to date of the reality faced by 1.4 million crop farmworkers, it highlights the working conditions and abuses suffered by America’s least-valued but critically important workforce: the people who pick our food. PDFs of the executive summary and full report, along with high-resolution photos of farmworkers, can be downloaded from http://bamco.com/page/114/farmworker-inventory.htm.

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