migrant farmworkers

6:20pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: the lives of migrant workers

Viviana Aguirre, UFW union worker at Muranaka Farms in Oxnard, CA

While it can be difficult for some San Francisco residents to find healthy food in their own neighborhood, you might be surprised to learn that the very people who pick our produce also have trouble finding healthy food to eat. Anthropologist and physician Seth Holmes spent five years in the fields - living in labor camps, picking fruit and crossing the border with migrant workers - in order to learn more about what challenges they face. He documented his experiences in his book Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies to get a better insight into our food and health care system. 

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12:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What are the stories of migrant farmworkers?

Viviana Aguirre, UFW union worker at Muranaka Farms in Oxnard, CA