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10 September 2009

Politics of the Plate: Has Chipotle Saved the Tomato Slaves? [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Gourmet Magazine [USA]

For the first time, a major Florida tomato producer, East Coast Growers and Packers, has implemented the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’(CIW) “Fair Food” program, breaking ranks with the dozen or so Florida companies that raise and ship most of the...

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31 August 2009

Green Rankings - the 2009 list

Author: Newsweek

Our exclusive environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations. [Top 5: HP, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM]

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1 September 2009

Newsweek publishes "Green Rankings" - largest 500 US firms ranked on climate change efforts

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1 June 2009

Slaughtering the Amazon

Author: Greenpeace

This report, the culmination of a three-year investigation…documents how blind consumption of cattle products by the Blue Chip corporations behind reputable global brands is fuelling Amazon deforestation and climate change…Trade data also reveal trade...

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29 April 2009

A Squeeze for Tomato Growers [USA]

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

Appalled by instances of what federal prosecutors have described as slavery, executives of one of the nation's largest food service companies promise to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers [through the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange] do not agree to...

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27 March 2009

Gov. Crist supports better working conditions for farmworkers [USA]

Author: Michael Peltier, Naples Daily News [USA]

Farmworkers’ advocates described a letter received from Gov. Charlie Crist pledging support for efforts to improve working conditions and meet with growers over a slate of issues from slavery to higher wages as a needed first step. “I look forward to...

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1 March 2009

Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes

Author: Barry Estabrook, Gourmet Magazine [USA]

Immokalee is the tomato capital of the United States... According to Douglas Molloy, the chief assistant U.S. attorney based in Fort Myers, Immokalee…is [also] “ground zero for modern slavery.”... Since 1997, law-enforcement officials have freed more...

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2 February 2009

Background on the Letter to Florida Gov. Crist [USA]

Author: Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida

Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and others in 2005), McDonald’s (2007), Burger King (2008), Subway (2008) and Whole Foods Market (2008) have all reached agreements with the CIW [Coalition of Immokalee Workers] to:...

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1 February 2009

Religious Community Letter to Governor Crist [USA]

Author: Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida

Join in calling on Gov. Crist to meet with the CIW [Coalition of Immokalee Workers] to discuss ways to end slavery in Florida's fields and urge the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange to stop blocking improvements for farmworkers......

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1 February 2009

US religious groups urge Florida Governor Crist to push tomato growers to participate in agreements on labour standards & wages

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