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Coalition of Immokalee Workers


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Submitted by danps on

Thanks for highlighting it. I'll add something CIW related to my sidebar in the next day or two.

Submitted by regulararmyfool on

I guess that Wal-Mart tomatoes just magically appear.

I notice that the author slangs everyone but Wal-Mart. He lost total credibility with me by not being able to track down Wal-Mart's magically appearing tomatoes.

Yes, I support the farm workers. In the 1962 or 1963, I "followed the crops" for a summer.

The only thing worse that I have ever done for work was roofing houses in Phoenix, AZ, in the summer.

Submitted by hipparchia on

from the article:

... the CIW has targeted — largely for geographical reasons — Ahold (the parent company of Stop & Shop and Giant); Publix (the dominant chain in Florida); Kroger (next to Wal-Mart the biggest food retailer in the country); and Trader Joe’s ...

also, walmart appears to be trying to buy more local produce for their stores, so maybe they're not a significant customer of the growers in south florida.