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Bon Appétit raises awareness about poor working conditions among farmworkers

Author: Maisie Ganzler, Bon Appetit, on Huffington Post blog (USA), Published on: 24 March 2015

"Got Food? Thank a Farmworker This Week", 23 Mar 2015

Although farmworkers feed the world -- 85% of fruits and vegetables are hand-picked --  harvesting fruits and vegetables remains one of the most underappreciated, poorly paid, and dangerous jobs in AmericaStudent Action with Farmworkers aims to change that with this annual week of educational events and social media campaigns (follow along via #NFAW2015) dedicated to different farmworker issues such as living conditions, pesticides and health, living wages, rights, and more...Our company, Bon Appétit Management Company, is proud to get the word out once again this year. In hundreds of corporate and university cafés in 33 states, we're setting up information tables with more facts about the pennies-per-pound that farmworkers earn for apples and other commonly picked produce items, and sharing those facts all over social media...

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Related companies: Bon Appetit Management (part of Compass Group) Compass Group