Cultivating farmworker advocates, one student at a time

From my 2014 blog The Considerate Omnivore... Like many farmworker advocates, Melinda Wiggins can rattle off a long list of injustices faced by the people who harvest America’s food -- stagnant wages, unsafe working conditions, housing often unfit for human habitation, and one she finds particularly unconscionable: Many farmworkers aren't allowed visitors in the camps … Continue reading Cultivating farmworker advocates, one student at a time

Land of the free? Not for U.S. farmworkers according to visiting British MPs

From my 2014 blog The Considerate Omnivore... Last night, a 13-year old farmworker spoke to the panel from experience: She’s been working in the fields of North Carolina since the age of 7. Now she just wants to finish high school and go to college, but knows her parents can’t afford it. Another farmworker held … Continue reading Land of the free? Not for U.S. farmworkers according to visiting British MPs