Category: Fair Food Takes Root: January 2012 – October 2012

Open letter to Chipotle reaches 75 signatures, including 30 small farmers and dozens of new food movement leaders!

Open letter to Chipotle reaches 75 signatures, including 30 small farmers and dozens of new food movement leaders!

Open letter to Chipotle CEO: CIW's Fair Food Program "a golden opportunity to... address historic inconsistency in your approach to social accountability." Two days ago, we brought you the news that in the lead up to Chipotle's "Cultivate" festival in Denver -- and to the Campaign for Fair Food's counter festival to protest Chipotle's exclusion of farmworkers from its vision >> Read More
Food movement leaders speak: Stop the Chipocrisy!

Food movement leaders speak: Stop the Chipocrisy!

Open letter to Chipotle CEO: CIW's Fair Food Program "a golden opportunity to... address historic inconsistency in your approach to social accountability." In the lead up to Chipotle's "Cultivate" festival in Denver -- and to the Campaign for Fair Food's counter festival to protest Chipotle's exclusion of farmworkers from its vision of a sustainable food system -- an open letter >> Read More
A Call to Action:

A Call to Action:

A Call to Action: Two dozen Sarasota area religious leaders, two former Sarasota mayors call for urgent community-wide assembly this Sunday at 3:30, march and delegation to Publix store where pastor banned for supporting CIW! "May Publix quickly turn from its current path and become a partner with us in ensuring human rights and a sustainable Florida tomato industry." Ever >> Read More
Food With Integrity?

Food With Integrity?

“There can be no legitimate definition of ‘integrity,’ sustainability or social responsibility when it comes to food without the participation of farmworkers and respect for our fundamental human rights." Oscar Otzoy, CIW CIW, allies on the ground in Denver issue press release ahead of next week's "Cultivate" festival in Chipotle's hometown! Two weeks ago, Chipotle held its first "Cultivate" festival >> Read More
150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation spurs reflections on Campaign for Fair Food…

150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation spurs reflections on Campaign for Fair Food…

"The CIW is making a difference, and can serve as a model for bringing together workers, corporations, and consumers to act for justice." This past Saturday marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's preliminary proclamation putting the Confederate states on notice that he would order the emancipation of the slaves in any state that did not return to the >> Read More
Brian McLaren: “The Scandal Of Publix and The Coalition of Immokalee Workers: A Christian Critique”

Brian McLaren: “The Scandal Of Publix and The Coalition of Immokalee Workers: A Christian Critique”

Brian McLaren: "The Scandal Of Publix and The Coalition of Immokalee Workers: A Christian Critique" Pastors prepare to break the bread with which fasters ended the Fast for Fair Food outside Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida, this past March "We're people and we deserve more respect than what Publix has shown us thus far." Earlier this month, the Rev. Clay >> Read More
Pigs and workers unite at Chipotle “Cultivate” Festival in Chicago…

Pigs and workers unite at Chipotle “Cultivate” Festival in Chicago…

Pigs and workers unite at Chipotle "Cultivate" Festival in Chicago... ... call for "Food with Integrity" that includes respect for farmworkers, too! A funny thing happened at Chipotle's "Cultivate" Festival in Chicago last weekend. Chipotle organized the event -- "bringing together food, farmers, chefs, artisans, thought leaders, and musicians," in the words of the Cultivate website -- to celebrate the >> Read More
“Publix maintains a hardness of heart that would do Pharaoh proud”…

“Publix maintains a hardness of heart that would do Pharaoh proud”…

Over 100 protesters marched from Publix to Chipotle in Naples, Florida, yesterday in a loud and colorful action that captured consumers' growing frustration with those companies' stubborn refusal to support the historic labor reforms taking shape today in Florida's tomato fields through the CIW's Fair Food Program. Campaign for Fair Food ramping up for new season with protests at Publix >> Read More