Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Who grows your food? Do you ever think about who the people might be who plant and pick your tomatoes and carrots? For the past five years, I have spent a lot of time praising the local farmer for growing all of the marvelous foods that I love to eat and cook. Shame on me.

Farmers are very important, of course. But how about the farm workers who plant seeds, pick weeds, thin seedlings and harvest the crops? Several new films revealing the harsh realities of modern day farm labor have come out this year and are on the way to be released.

Check out the preview of Food Chain. Looks fascinating. One guy talks about twenty-first century agricultural slavery in the USA. It sounds harsh but not hard to imagine.

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