Published: February 6, 2018
By Jessica Ilyse Kurn
Lucas Benitez (right) and Greg Asbed (left) are co-founders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) (Photo: NRDC)
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers keeps an eye on the fields to make sure workers are paid fair wages. Jessica Ilyse Kurn talks to the Coalition’s co-founder Greg Asbed.
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s new food justice prize goes to the co-founders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), Greg Asbed andLucas Benitez. Their organization has revolutionized Florida's $600 million tomato industry by pushing for labor standards, fair wages, and education as part of their Fair Food Program.
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