I have mentioned this in a previous blog post, but I am highlighting it again because it is that important. Slavery is used to grow to produce in Florida. To clear up misconceptions that I have heard, I do not call it slavery when someone is not being paid fair wages, although that is wrong. People in Florida are being forced under the threat of violence or deportation to work in a hot sun for hours on end with practically no pay, just enough to keep them alive. There have been people convicted of human trafficking from these farms, and it is happening right here in the United States. We are eating produce that has been produced by slaves in our own country. Thankfully, there is an easy way to do our part to stop this and make sure that we are not eating tomatoes grown by slaves. Be a part of the “Recipe for Change”. Ask the CEOs of supermarkets to stop purchasing slave-produced tomatoes by signing your name to this online petition. If you have read this far into this blog post, you definitely have the time to type your name. It is so worth it. Please be a part of the change by not becoming a part of the problem.Use your voice, online presence, and buying power to show that you do care about where your supermarket gets your tomatoes.
Lovely blog. Congrats!
Thank you for raising attention about this issue!
I’ll certainly sign the petition.
Another great way everyone can avoid buying produce grown by forced laborers is to buy locally. The food is fresher, and you know where it comes from.
Thanks! And that is so true, buying locally is a great way to avoid buying products created using forced labor, and reduces environmental impact. That is such a great idea!