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February 16, 2017

 

Chef José Andrés

José Andrés Closes Restaurants For ‘Day Without Immigrants’

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work.

February 15, 2017

 

Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: Hidden Human Costs Of Those Lists

Those all-too-common lists of cheap places to eat are part of a broader restaurant culture that devalues immigrant labor and ignores the consequences.

February 15, 2017

 

worker checks on cows being milks at a dairy farm

Increased Immigration Enforcement Sets Ag Industry On Edge

Undocumented immigrants make up a significant portion of the country’s agricultural workforce. A crackdown on immigrant workers could put farms at-risk.

February 2, 2017

 

Migrant workers

U.S.-Mexico Wall Will Cost Americans More For Food

Requiring Mexican growers to pay more for exporting their goods to the U.S. will only lead to higher prices for American consumers.

December 3, 2015

 

Cat food displayed on a grocery store shelf

Nestlé Acknowledges Slave Labor Used in Supply Chain

Following media reports on slavery in Thailand’s fishing industry, Nestlé commissioned a report that found abuses were likely in its own supply chain.

November 25, 2015

 

former farmworker Angel Castro

Immigrant Farmworkers Face Housing Crisis

Tuberculosis, pesticide exposure and viral breakouts are a few of the threats facing farmworkers living without adequate showers, ventilation and utilities.

June 18, 2015

 

Farm workers picking corm in California

Computer Glitch Leaves Farm Workers Stranded

A computer glitch has prevented the U.S. from issuing temporary work visas for more than a week, barring hundreds of farm workers from leaving Mexico.

April 18, 2013

Strike! 

Stikers rally behind a sign that reads

The Human Cost Of Cheap Food

New York City's fast food workers' strike is the latest attempt by food workers to make consumers recognize the complex costs of eating on the cheap.

March 2, 2010

Food Security 

rows of tomatoes at a market

Florida Freezes Hamper Tomato Production

Unusually cold temperatures in Florida this winter have lead to a 30% decrease of tomato production, leaving farmers and consumers at a loss.

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