Topics

Whole Foods Market
Produce industry promises to improve Mexican farmworker conditions
Produce industry promises to improve Mexican farmworker conditions

Produce industry officials on both sides of the border say they are launching an effort to ensure that workers at thousands of Mexican farms that export fruit and vegetables to the United States have safe and sanitary housing, decent wages and access to healthcare and day care. The new initiative, tentatively called the International Fresh Produce Social Responsibility Alliance, was announced after a Los Angeles Times investigation this month detailed harsh treatment of laborers at mega-farms across Mexico, especially in the produce-rich coastal state of Sinaloa. The Times' series, called "Product of Mexico," found that thousands of farmworkers lived in rat-infested...

Loading