29 minutes | Mar 4, 2019

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern: Racial (In)Justice, Immigration and Labor in the Food System

Can you understand something like food without considering politics, economics and social conditions? Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern doesn’t think so. Catch her insights on this week’s episode of Rootstock Radio. Tune in to hear about: The lowdown on guest worker programs in agriculture: what they are, why they’re gaining popularity again—and why they’re problematic. How social violence and economic exclusion in the marketplace turns farmers into migrant farm workers. The history of farm workers being left out of progressive labor reforms like 40-hour work weeks and the right to unionize. Hope! An opportunity emerging for immigrant farm workers as (predominantly) white farmers are retiring across the country.
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