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Our 18-month investigation exposes the harsh working conditions at Mexico's mega-farms, where more than 50% of all the tomatoes consumed in the U.S. are grown. Our four-part series describes how the produce is pampered while workers live in squalor, often without beds, running water or weekly wages.

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Part 1: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Part 2: On a Mexican mega-farm: 'They treated us like slaves'

Part 3: Company stores trap Mexican farmworkers in a cycle of debt

Part 4: In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables

 

 
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