A modern day ‘harvest of shame’ – TucsonSentinel.com

A modern day 'harvest of shame'
TucsonSentinel.com
Across the country, farms full of migrant workers have been replaced with warehouses full of temp workers, as American consumers depend more on foreign products, online shopping and just-in-time delivery. It is a story that begins at the ports of Los

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A bubbly champagne harvest is great news for France and for wine lovers … – Quartz

A bubbly champagne harvest is great news for France and for wine lovers
Quartz
What was supposed to be a good year for champagne is turning out to be a great year. France's agriculture ministry revealed Thursday (Aug. 8) that champagne production, which was supposed to increase by 11% this year, is actually slated to jump by a 

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Exclusive: Syria’s war halves wheat harvest, erodes state share – Reuters

Exclusive: Syria's war halves wheat harvest, erodes state share
Reuters
Despite good rains this year, a scarcity of seed and fertilizer combined with labor shortages and damage to irrigation systems and storage facilities from the relentless conflict have led to the worst crop since 1984, when the country was hit by major

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Harvest of Change – Bangkok Post

Harvest of Change
Bangkok Post
“State buyers would tell farmers that if they didn't sell them their beans they would be punished with death,” said Myint Zaw, executive member of the Myanmar Pulses, Beans & Sesame Seeds Merchants Association. Under military As the state moved

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Egypt’s wheat mired in politics as government claims dramatic leap in harvest – Fox News


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Egypt's wheat mired in politics as government claims dramatic leap in harvest
Fox News
IBSHAWAI, Egypt – Early in Egypt's wheat harvest this year, President Mohammed Morsi spoke in a televised address, proclaiming the crop would be 30 percent higher than the year before and that the country is on track to go from being the world's
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Winegrowers facing labor hurdles as harvest season approaches

In one case, a tomato grower represented by Saqui did not know it had been hit with a labor relations complaint until the retailer that sold its tomatoes
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Bitter Harvest: LIFE With America’s Migrant Workers, 1959 – TIME

Bitter Harvest: LIFE With America's Migrant Workers, 1959
TIME
down to it, the fact remains that a huge percentage of the fruits and vegetables we eat (and the cotton and other plants harvested in this country) are worked by migrant labor — both of the “illegal” kind and that performed by natural-born

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Bulgarian tobacco harvest relies on help from children – The Guardian


The Guardian
Bulgarian tobacco harvest relies on help from children
The Guardian
In 2001 Dr Sdravka Tonova, of the Academy of Science in Sofia, produced a report for the ILO on child labour in Bulgaria. "We highlighted the many diseases affecting children who work on tobacco farms," she says. "Because they bend over to work, their

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Uzbekistan: Forced Labor Widespread In Cotton Harvest, Says HRW

Uzbek authorities have increased the use of forced labor by adults and older children in the cotton sector during the past year, Human Rights Watch said
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Lack of labor hits harvest, farmers say – Arizona Republic

Lack of labor hits harvest, farmers say
Arizona Republic
WASHINGTON – Farmers from Arizona to New York are struggling to find enough people to harvest their crops this season, a shortage they blame on state and federal laws designed to crack down on the migrant labor that makes up the bulk of the nation's

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