Articles, Reports & Research



The Hands that Feed Us: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers Along the Food Chain

Food Chain Workers Alliance | 06.06.12

An overview of food systems workers along the food chain including wages, working conditions, and opportunities for consumer and policy interventions.

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The Green Paper: A Community Vision for Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Development

Center for Race Poverty and the Environment | 01.01.11

CRPE worked with grassroots leaders from low-income, rural communities in the Valley to develop their vision of the green economy and proactive strategy to achieve the vision.

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Green Jobs in a Sustainable Food System

Green for All | 01.01.11

Identifies opportunities to transform jobs in the food system and enhance environmental and economic equity outcomes in the future.

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Food Workers – Food Justice: Linking food, labor and immigrant rights

Food First | 07.01.10

Provides an overview of job quality, wages and worker well-being in the food system, which accounts for 17% of all U.S. jobs.

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Hunger in the Fields: Food Insecurity Among Farmworkers in Fresno County

Wirth, Cathy. California Institute for Rural Studies. | 01.01.07

Finds that roughly 45 percent of 454 farmworkers in Fresno County lack access to adequate and nutritious food.

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Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Workers’ Rights in the U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants

Human Rights Watch | 01.25.05

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In the Strawberry Fields

Schlosser, E. Atlantic Monthly | 11.01.95

Seminal case study of both the dependence on an imported peasantry that characterizes much of American agriculture and the destructive consequences of a deliberate low-wage economy.

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