Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Fast for Fair Food has begun!

Farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and allies from throughout Florida and across the country have begun there six-day Fast for Fair Food outside the headquarters of the Publix supermarket chain in Lakeland, FL. Actually, today is already the 3rd day of the fast.

Publix is maintaining its indifference toward farmworkers, their rights, and their request for dialoge. Publix cold-hearted response (best illustrated by the statement of one spokesperson: "If there are some atrocities going on, it's not our business") deserves a more thorough dissection - both for being disengenuous and factually lax as well as for it being morally indefensible. But that will have to wait for another time.

For now farmworkers putting there physical health on the line in the pursuit of respect and recognition and the day when their exploitation is truly a thing of the past.

One Denver Fair Foodista will be joining folks in Florida this weekend for the breaking of the fast. Check back for updates.

In the meantime see the CIW website for all the latest:
And the Fast for Fair Food website for background, press reports, photos and more:

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