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Farmworkers ill served by 'Food Chains'
Farmworkers ill served by 'Food Chains'

Using Florida farmworkers' six-day hunger strike as its jumping-off point, the advocacy documentary "Food Chains" launches its case for how supermarkets, fast-food restaurants and other food services indirectly exploit laborers. The members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are tomato pickers in Florida who work from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., each person picking about 4,000 pounds of tomatoes for $40 a day, making $10,500 to $13,000 a year. About 15 of the workers languish in a trailer together because other housing is unaffordable. The film argues that large grocery chains such as Kroger, Safeway and Publix each record billions in revenue and dictate produce prices...

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