There is something seriously wrong with the way the U.S. sets food policy. In many place people are not being paid fair prices for their work to produce the food. One of the most blatant practices has been brought to light by the Coalition for Immokolee Workers based on Florida. For years farm workers who pick tomatoes have been paid a mere penny per pound of tomatoes they pick – watch this video to see workers talking about this injustice in the following video.

In 2011 Congress will deliberate on a new farm bill, and as the debate unfolds I will be commenting on various aspects of the bill having to do with worker justice, ecological impact and health and nutrition implications. Stay tuned!