Discovery Organics is organizing a panel discussion about Farm Working conditions this coming June 5th at 6pm downtown Vancouver and hope you can join! It should be a great learning opportunity for our customers, staff and partners, offering a different angle from ours.
“Arrests as Mexico farming wage strike turns violent” Aljazeera – May 12th
… “Farmworkers in Baja California protest low pay, poor conditions”
… “Many laborers stayed away from the fields Tuesday and hundreds spilled onto the highway, where they barricaded the road and burned tires.” LA Times – March 18th
…”Labour exploitation, slave-like conditions found on farms supplying biggest supermarkets” – ABC News Australia – May 7th
Here are just a few examples of the headlines we’ve seen in the media in the past few months.