Two months ago, the Los Angeles Times documented in appalling detail the living conditions at Mexican megafarms that produce half our tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. Now, Mexican growers and distributors and Walmart have teamed up to improve the situation. But how? In other farming news, we take a look at how Harvard University became one of California's most unlikely wine producers, and what it says about the state's agriculture industry. In our weekly television roundup, a look at "Saturday Night Live's" 40-year anniversary special. Then we kick off a week of interviews with the filmmakers behind this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries with a co-director of "Salt of the Earth." And finally, a look at a competition for a one-way ticket to Mars. Great adventure, or death wish?
Walmart and Mexican Farm Conditions, SNL at 40, and a One-Way Ticket to Mars
From this Episode:
Mexico and Walmart Team Up to Improve Farmworker Conditions
Living conditions at huge Mexican farms that produce about half the tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers consumed in the US were recently revealed in appalling detail by...
9 min, 5 sec
California's Hottest Winemaker: Harvard?
Harvard University has been quietly snapping up swaths of farmland along California's central coast, turning the school into one of the top -- and most unlikely -- wine...
7 min, 23 sec
TV Roundup: 'SNL' Turns 40
"Saturday Night Live" celebrated 40 years on the air over the weekend with an elaborate and lengthy special. Wayne and Garth were just two of the characters brought back for...
9 min, 15 sec
"Salt of the Earth"
Sebastião Salgado has traveled the world taking photographs of human suffering. For 40 years, he's taken brutal and beautiful black and white pictures of starvation in the...
14 min, 14 sec