Food Chains: New Film Tracks How Immokalee Workers Won Fair Wages From Corporate Giants

http://truth-out.org/news/item/27595-food-chains-new-film-tracks-how-immokalee-workers-won-fair-wages-from-corporate-giants

Opening today around the U.S., the new film “Food Chain” documents the groundbreaking partnership between farmworkers, Florida tomato farmers and some of the largest fast food and grocery chains in the world. We are joined by one of the film’s key players, Gerardo Reyes-Chavez, a farm worker and organizer with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Reyes-Chave has helped lead the group’s success getting 12 corporations to join their Fair Food Program–including McDonalds, Taco Bell, and most recently, the retail giant Wal-Mart. Participants agree to pay a premium for the tomatoes in order to support a “penny per pound” bonus that is then paid to the tomato pickers. Soon, the Fair Food label will appear on Florida tomatoes at participating stores. Please check back later for full transcript.

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