Would you believe, here at the beginning of the 21st century, that every order of fast-food served with a slice of tomato is part of a system of slavery and labor abuse that exists right here in the United States? The intense demand for cheap food from the largest corporate buyers drives farm workers into the ground. The courageous labor organizer Lucas Benitez calls for reform at all levels of the food supply chain–from growers and buyers to fast-food corporations and organic grocery chains. And he includes everyone who eats, because we have the market power to demand better treatment of those who harvest their food.
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- Fighting for Justice for Farmworkers: By organizing boycotts and hunger strikes, Lucas Benitez and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers have forced the world’s largest and richest fast-food chains to the negotiating table.