Category: Expanding the Fair Food Program: November 2014 – December 2015

What a year it was!  2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

What a year it was! 2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

[caption id="attachment_21123" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Secretary of State John Kerry announces the presentation of the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Persons to the CIW during January's White House Forum on Human Trafficking.  The citation reads: “For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program, empowering agricultural workers, and leveraging market >> Read More

Standards without enforcement are nothing more than empty promises to workers, consumers alike…

In social change, as in sports, it's not what you say you're going to do that counts, it's how well you actually do it...Please indulge us, for a moment, in an extended analogy.   Every four years countries around the globe send their best athletes to compete in the summer Olympic games.  And every four years, for two brief weeks the >> Read More

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 the >> Read More

The Fair Food label is in the produce aisle — and on the air — in stores now!

[caption id="attachment_23073" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A Stop & Shop customer in Teaneck, NJ browses produce alongside a brand-new Fair Food Program point of sale display.  FFP posters and in-store radio ads are beginning to appear in Giant and Stop & Shop stores across the Northeast.[/caption]As fresh Florida tomatoes arrive on the shelves, a beautiful new Fair Food poster hits the aisles -- and >> Read More

Building a future without violence in the fields…

[caption id="attachment_23057" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Supervisors at Pacific Tomato Growers participate in a newly-developed training on the prevention of domestic violence and sexual violence in the workplace. The training curriculum -- the only one of its kind -- is being developed jointly by representatives of the CIW, Pacific, the Fair Food Standards Council, VIDA Legal Assistance, and the national anti-violence organization, >> Read More

Must-listen radio: New story on Fair Food Program’s entry into strawberry industry takes you into the fields as history is made…

The Fair Food Program breaks new ground in Florida's troubled strawberry industry and the Center for Investigative Reporting is there to cover the exciting new story!...  The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has a mission: to "engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy."  Toward that end, >> Read More

Media round-up! The Nation, Civil Eats turn spotlight on Fair Food…

[caption id="attachment_23026" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fair Food allies march with farmworkers in New York to the office of Wendy's Board Chairman, Nelson Peltz last month.[/caption]The Nation: "If the Coalition’s track record is any indication, Peltz had better get to the negotiating table..."If the first month of the 2015-16 agricultural season was any indication, the Fair Food Program is in for a big >> Read More

Nov. 21 Uniting for Fair Food Day of Action sweeps across Florida!

From Georgia border to Southern beaches, Florida's consumers, farmworkers unite to demand justice from Publix, Wendy's... Back in November, we laid out the Fair Food Nation's big plans for the November 21st Uniting for Fair Food Day of Action.  CIW members and consumer allies promised to kick off the holiday season with one, clearcut demand:  justice — not charity — for farmworkers from the major food >> Read More

Fair Food Program takes United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva by storm…

[caption id="attachment_22982" align="aligncenter" width="597"] From left to right, Cheryl Queen (Vice President for Communications of Compass Group), Greg Asbed (CIW), and Miguel Rios (Agricultural Enforcement Coordinator, Southeast Region, US Department of Labor) address the United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva on the structure and function of the CIW's Fair Food Program and the collaboration among workers, >> Read More