Labor in the Food System from Farm to Table
Publication in the winter or spring 2016 issue
From migrant laborers and apprentices in our fields, to cutters in meatpacking plants and line workers in restaurants and food service, the world's food system is balanced on the backs of an often exploited group of people. The food system may be the largest employer in the world, but there is a dearth of research on the subject of labor in the food system.
JAFSCD welcomes submission of papers that build on descriptions and analyses of the scale and scope of labor problems in the food system, as well as those that inform solutions. This might include the identification and testing of effective empowerment strategies, best practices, win-win relationships, and changed power dynamics.
Examples of papers might include (but are not limited to):
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Top: Worker at a raisin operation in Fresno, California, USA. Copyright © 2007 by Duncan Hilchey.
Bottom: Workers at a citrus orchard's packing plant in the Indian River region of Florida, USA. Copyright © 2007 by Duncan Hilchey.
Banner photos include a Cape Cod cranberry bog; a cranberry “screen house” used to grade fresh cranberries; farmland near Lake Placid, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains; Montmorency cherry trees on the Mission Peninsula of northern Michigan; the historic Round Barn in the South Mountain Apple Belt of Adams County, Pennsylvania; the “Sea of Grapes” district of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, near Erie, Penn; a field of cabbages near Shortsville, NY, home to one of the world’s largest sauerkraut factories. All photos copyright by Duncan Hilchey.
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