USA: Students & companies call for improved conditions during Natl. Farmworker Awareness Week (24-31 Mar)
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Author: Maisie Ganzler, Bon Appetit, on Huffington Post blog (USA)
"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...
Author: Food Chains
"Join the movement for National Farmworker Awareness Week"
There are currently about two million farmworkers in America. And for far too long, they have been among the most abused, overlooked, and poorest paid workers in this country.But there is a solution to this exploitation and the solution depends on you.During National Farmworker Awareness Week, take the first step towards creating change by collecting your community and hosting a screening of Food Chains or watching Food Chains online.
Author: Student Action with Farmworkers
National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. In 2015 we celebrate the 16th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day!