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Modern Farmer article traces history of Fair Food movement…

Modern Farmer magazine: Fair Food Program uses "smart logic" by creating "an incentive to [do the right thing], and a consequence if you don't..." This month, an excellent article by James Beard Award-winning author Tracie McMillan ("The American Way of Eating") was published in the well-circulated American quarterly magazine, Modern Farmer.  Titled "Labor Gains," the article traces the twenty-year arc of the Fair Food movement and >> Read More
Running from Responsibility: Wendy’s flees Florida rather than support Fair Food Program’s human rights advances…

Running from Responsibility: Wendy’s flees Florida rather than support Fair Food Program’s human rights advances…

  While Fair Food Program farms in Florida continue to raise the bar for human rights in the US agricultural industry, outrageous human rights violations on farms outside the Program continue to fester. Why then has Wendy's abandoned the Florida tomato industry altogether?  And where are they buying their tomatoes today? Last month, when consumers across the country called on Wendy's >> Read More

CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

Sec. Kerry: "This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and reminds all of us not just of the work that we have to do, but that dedicated individuals, like those here with us today from the Coalition, can strike out against injustice, break down barriers, and make a world of difference." Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of CIW's fight for farm labor >> Read More
President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

President Bill Clinton calls CIW’s Fair Food Program “the most astonishing thing politically happening in the world we're living in today” On Sunday, September 21, 2014, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for “defending the human rights of farmworkers across the United States”. The Global Citizen Award was presented to >> Read More
A good couple of days for Fair Food…

A good couple of days for Fair Food…

"Hope that a better world, a more humane world, was in fact possible..." Four Freedoms Medal ceremony, massive Wendy's protest, highlight week full of momentum in movement for Fair Food! “Somewhere we have heard that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice… Today, for the first time in the history of the south, this >> Read More
Wendy’s new twist on an old PR game: CIW’s Fair Food Program un-American…

Wendy’s new twist on an old PR game: CIW’s Fair Food Program un-American…

"America doesn’t work that way" is Wendy's old-school line of defense in long-awaited public relations response to Campaign for Fair Food Last month, with Fair Food activists gathered outside Wendy's corporate headquarters in Dublin, OH, on the occasion of the company's annual shareholder meeting, Wendy's spokesperson Bob Bertini told Ohio Fair Food's Jessica Shimberg that the hamburger giant hadn't yet put >> Read More
Social media chatter surges around the March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food!

Social media chatter surges around the March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food!

Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere alive with messages from marchers, well wishers as the final touches are put on preparations (including the 8-ft. tall statue, right, that will accompany marchers every step of the way)! Cheryl Queen is an executive with Compass Group, the country's largest foodservice company and one of eleven multi-billion dollar food industry leaders that has signed on to >> Read More