11:39pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How do multinational food companies operate?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about a recent investigation by Oxfam America focusing on global food firms’ ethical shortfalls. The report reveals that the world’s largest food companies have massed huge profits while exploiting millions of people who supply land, labor, water and commodities to make their products. So how should these companies be held accountable? And which companies are the biggest violators? Do you know the business practices behind the brands of the food you eat? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Chris Jochnick, director of private sector engagement at Oxfam America, lead researcher for the  report, "Behind the Brands," co-founder of the Center for Economic and Social Rights

Tom Laskawy,  executive director of Food & Environment Reporting Network, contributing writer at Grist magazine

Web Resources:

Behind the Brands: Food justice and the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies

Oxfam: Transparency Behind the Brands: Murky waters?

Grist: Oh rot, the White House just gutted the new food safety rules

Take Part: So Much for ‘Revolutionary’: New Food-Safety Rules End Up in Trash

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