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26 February 2011

Farm workers to pressure Stop & Shop [USA]

Author: Kristofer Rios, Boston Globe

Stop & Shop Supermarket Cos. is the focus of an effort by [Coalition of Immokalee Workers]...who have successfully pressured other food giants to pay more for tomatoes and agree to help improve working conditions...The farm workers are now touring...

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17 November 2010

Tomato struggle over after Immokalee coalition signs historic deal [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett, newspress.com [USA]

After years of bitterness and a public struggle, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange have forged an unprecedented pact to change the nature of the state’s $619 million tomato industry — an industry dogged for...

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22 October 2010

Immokalee farmworkers land big deal [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett Williams, news-press.com

Florida's largest tomato grower [Six L's] has joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Campaign for Fair Food, pledging to improve working conditions in their fields and pass on a penny-per-pound raise...The pact calls for a cooperative complaint...

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14 October 2010

Tomato grower, harvesters strike historic accord [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett-Williams, Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

After years of impasse, one of the nation's largest tomato growers has made peace with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers...Pacific Tomato Growers [part of Sunripe Produce] pledged to improve its working conditions and pay harvesters a penny more per...

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23 September 2010

Eco-friendly palm oil initiative censures company linked to deforestation

Author: Mongabay.com

The Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a body the sets standards for eco-friendly palm oil production, on Thursday said Indonesian palm oil producer Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology (SMART) breached its sustainability criteria and faces...

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22 September 2010

Another food goliath falls to palm oil campaign

Author: Jeremy Hance, Mongabay.com

...General Mills pledges to source only sustainable palm oil by 2015...Outspoken critic of General Mills, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), welcomed the decision...[and said] it will now focus on...Cargill, to press them to adopt similar goals as...

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16 April 2010

Pickers want Florida chain to pay more for tomatoes

Author: Tamara Lush, Associated Press

After persuading McDonald's, Whole Foods and Subway that they should pay an extra penny per pound for tomatoes, a farmworkers group is taking on supermarket giant Publix. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers will kick off a three-day march Friday to try...

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2 April 2010

Food giant Aramark agrees to pay increase for tomato farmworkers [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett Williams, Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers [CIW] has scored another victory... Food service giant Aramark agreed to pay extra for Florida tomatoes produced under a strict code of conduct... The odd man out in the food-service industry is Sodexo, the only one...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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14 January 2010

Haiti: US companies including Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, UPS, General Motors pledge humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

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