“Fair Food: From Field to Table” - The Story of Farm Workers and Fair Food Advocates

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“Fair Food: From Field to Table” - The Story of Farm Workers and Fair Food Advocates

Powerful multimedia piece explores problems, presents positive solutions for a fair food system
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Just a week before millions of Americans across the country sit down for their Thanksgiving feasts, Fair Food: Field to Table” launches to tell the story of the nation’s farm workers, growers and advocates of fair food in their own voices, and promoting realistic solutions for a more socially-just US food system. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 8:00am

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed)  - Los Angeles, CA -  November 17, 2009  -  Just a week before millions of Americans across the country sit down for their Thanksgiving feasts, “Fair Food: Field to Table” launches to tell the story of the nation’s farm workers, growers and advocates of fair food in their own voices, and promoting realistic solutions for a more socially-just US food system. 

  • Approximately 2.5 million farm workers toil in harsh conditions to harvest the agricultural bounty of the United States, earning near starvation wages of $11,000 annually while risking their lives in one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations. 

  • The 20-minute piece, which was shot across the United States, is available in streaming multimedia format and can be viewed at: www.fairfoodproject.org

  • ‘Fair Food’ is one of the few comprehensive explanations of both the serious problems facing farm workers and innovative, workable solutions currently put into action by forward-thinking growers and food businesses.

  • While most information about farm worker conditions focuses on the negative, Fair Food educates viewers about the growing movement for a more just food system and ways that farmworkers, growers, businesses, students and advocates and consumers are working to achieve that goal.

  • “Fair Food: Field to Table” was created by The California Institute for Rural Studies (www.cirsinc.org)  and photographer/writer Rick Nahmias (“The Migrant Project”).

  •  Additional information resources launching with the project include a dedicated website (http://www.fairfoodproject.org) with links to dozens of farm worker related organizations and advocacy sites, plus an educators’ tool kit.

Media contact:
Haven Bourque
415.505.3473

 

 

Contact

Haven Bourque
http://www.fairfoodproject.org
Keywords: Bon Appetit Management Company | Multimedia | Thanksgiving | farm labor | farm to table | farm workers | immigration | labor | social justice | sustainable food

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