Tell Kroger/Dillons To Stop Slave-Picked Produce And Support Farm Workers' Rights
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Tell Kroger/Dillons To Stop Slave-Picked Produce And Support Farm Workers' Rights

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      Student Farmworker Alliance

In Florida and across the country, men, women, and children are enslaved, abused, and exploited in order to pick tomatoes for America's supermarkets and restaurants. For over a decade, Coalition of Immokalee Workers has investigated and fought modern-day slavery in the tomato industry with their Campaign for Fair Food. The campaign has reached a critical tipping point with the four largest fast-food companies (McDonalds, Yum Brands, Burger King, and Subway) and the three largest foodservice providers (Compass Group, Aramark, and Sodexo) having signed Fair Food agreements with the CIW. Public pressure and momentum on the side of the CIW has also resulted in several of Florida's largest growers coming to the table to participate in the Campaign for Fair Food.

Now, the focus falls squarely on the $550 billion supermarket industry. While grocery stores like Whole Foods have agreed to stand against slavery in agriculture, Kroger/Dillons has refused to sign. It's time for Kroger/Dillons to support fair food and work with suppliers to ensure justice for farm workers and an end to slavery in the tomato industry.

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    • Susan Carter COLUMBUS, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Kroger needs to live up to its image as a good community neighbor -- end slavery, poverty and abuse -- join the Fair Food program now.

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    • Alexis Richards BRYAN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I am making a pledge. As of right now I will no longer shop at Kroger, until they sign the Fair Foods Agreement. I will also be encouraging others to do the same.

      Kroger was my go-to market, but not anymore. Let's be responsible consumers.

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    • Debra Sewall APPLETON, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      C'mon. Greed = Madness.

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    • Brian Cowell WESTPORT, IN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Kroger should have been leading this cause for a long time. I have many other choices for groceries in the area in which I live, and I will use them until Kroger signs on to this Campaign. This abuse must stop, and the cost on my end at the dinner table as a consumer would be worth Kroger's support of Fair Food!

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    • Mary Macin NORMAL, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Until Kroger signs the Fair Food agreement with CIW, and takes a clear stand against slavery in the tomato industry, I will not purchase produce from their stores (and I am a frequent Kroger shopper). This is OUTRAGEOUS! They're only asking for a $.01/pound pay increase!!!

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