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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Fair Food Pushes for Farm Workers’ Rights

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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Check out the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Read a story in the Atlantic by Barry Estabrook about the Coalition’s work.

The Natural Resources Defense Council’s Growing Green Awards

Read the CIW blog post by Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez.

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