Delving into the Food Supply Chain: The Case of Fresh Tomatoes

@inproceedings{Figart2017DelvingIT,
  title={Delving into the Food Supply Chain: The Case of Fresh Tomatoes},
  author={Deborah M. Figart},
  year={2017}
}
This story opens in Immokalee, Florida, the fresh tomato capital of the USA. It is about one aspect of social practices in food production: the movement to increase the pay of farmworkers in the supply chain of the American tomato. In a new model of worker organizing, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) realized growers were themselves squeezed by large fast food companies and supermarkets. So the Coalition went directly to food giants through their “penny a pound” movement, demanding that… CONTINUE READING