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Chinese peasants reaping benefits of rising food prices

Article after article has come to the news regarding the alarmingly high inflation levels for food prices in China. Initially blamed on seasonal and weather-related effects or tied to the price of global commodities, it has become clear that booming … Continue reading

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Microcredit for Farm Workers?

Microfinance involves extending small loans to persons in poverty to promote entrepreneurship.  The loans can range from just $100 to typically no more than $5,000.  Having developed an interest in microfinance as a development strategy, I was curious to see … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Thanks for the Workers

After a lovely holiday shared with family and an equally enjoyable festive meal, I joined my mother in the kitchen for our annual dish-washing marathon.  While I never find scraping bones into wastebaskets and finding room in the fridge for … Continue reading

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ILO Ruling Recognizes Farm Worker Organizing as a Human Right

A press release by the Canadian United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada), the country’s largest private sector union, announced that the International Labor Organization (ILO) has ruled the Canadian province of Ontario’s ban on farm worker unions in … Continue reading

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Interview with a current OSHA employee

I sat down with a current OSHA employee to discuss how work with OSHA has intersected with agricultural laborers and the way that both federal and state OSHA treat these workers. What roles have you personally held within OSHA? Currently, … Continue reading

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