A new film Food Chain explores abuses to farm labor and pathways to eradicate this exploitation. It features dozens of workers; advocates including Dolores Huerta, RFK Jr., Barry Estabrook, and Eric Schlosser, and legislators including Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis and Rep. Barbara Lee.
How fairly or ethically food is produced is often overlooked in sustainable food system discussions. Yet, farmworkers are dying every year from thirst and heat exposure due to lack of water or shade. Further, toxic pesticide exposure sends up to 20,000 farmworkers to the hospital annually.