Walmart, Safeway, Whole Foods and other American grocers import billions of dollars-worth of fruits and vegetables from Mexico. The companies advertise "ethical sourcing guidelines" including humane treatment of Mexican farm workers. But a recent Los Angeles Times investigation reveals unpaid laborers trapped behind fences far from home, living in squalor, short of drinkable water, bathing in irrigation canals. Is that what's keeping food prices down?
The Human Cost of Cheap Produce
Richard Marosi - Los Angeles Times - @RichMarosi, Lance Jungmeyer - Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, Laura Carlsen - Center for International Policy - @cipamericas, Peter O'Driscoll - Equitable Food Initiative - @EquitableFood