Author Archives: mareilly

New York’s Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act: A Look at Both Sides

New York’s Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act: A Look at Both Sides This past August 3rd, 2010, the New York State Senate struck down New York’s Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, legislation that would improve existing labor conditions for New … Continue reading

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The Agricultural Justice Project

Since the advent of the USDA’s Organic Production Act of 1990, organic production has doubled in the United States with increased consumer demand for organic products. Ecological and health conscious consumers constitute the backbone for organic consumption yet many remain … Continue reading

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Farming Internships: Illegal or Not?

As a student interested in food systems, current food movements, and overall food culture (apparently she likes food…), I decided this past year that it was really important for me to have an experience where I personally engage in food … Continue reading

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Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project

When one thinks of Vermont, one doesn’t typically consider the state a hotbed for illegal immigration and undocumented worker employment. Yet, the Vermont Dairy industry would force many to reconsider this assumption. In Fairfield, Vermont, the death of undocumented worker … Continue reading

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A New, Fair Food System

Although there seems to be little to no national dialogue about fair labor in the overall American food discussion, Eric Schlosser seems to be one food celebrity who hasn’t forgotten about farm workers. Schlosser, primarily known for co-producing Food Inc. … Continue reading

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