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Immigration Bill Passes Senate

27 June 2013

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 Posted: June 28, 2013 Immigration Bill Passes the Senate Jessy Gill, CFJC Policy Specialist and Marine Dageville, Climate Change intern Yesterday, Senators voted on a new immigration bill – the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act – S.744.  After a month-long debate, S. 744 passed with a vote of 68-32, the majority consisting […]

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Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice

20 May 2013

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Below is a Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice on the House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing & Senate Mark-up of S.744 May 17, 2013 House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Agricultural Guestworker Act Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing on the “Agricultural Guestworker Act,” H.R.1773, a bill introduced […]

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Questioning GMOs

18 April 2012

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By Anita Wong, CFJC Intern The concept of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) was first introduced to me in a nutrition class several years ago. The promises of GMO foods were to increase resistance to disease, food production and food security. Today, over 85 percent of corn and soy crops are genetically modified by biotech companies […]

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Youth Empowerment and Growing the Movement

7 February 2012

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Research and Community Outreach Intern On Monday January 23rd CFJC was privileged to present a lesson on workers in the food system to the 7th graders of Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito. We covered the basics between small-scale agricultural practices and large-scale agricultural practices, including damages to the environment, major […]

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Why I pledge to never eat an out-of-season tomato again—especially not one from Florida.

23 September 2011

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by Rebecca Eiseman, CFJC Intern Barry Estrabrook’s Tomatoland, one of the hottest food books of the summer and mentioned in The Washington Post, NPR, The Chicago Sun-Times, and countless other blogs and publications, brings attention to an issue that is hugely important, but will that be enough? There is slavery going on in Florida. “[We’re] […]

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When School is out for the Summer, the Real Work Begins for Child Farmworkers

6 July 2011

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Written by Nicole Willman, CFJC Food Policy Research Intern They are the hidden work force picking your grocery store goods: migrant child farm laborers. Numbering up to half a million in the US, these children are notoriously vulnerable to injury and death and yet receive few legal protections. The Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes […]

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