Children are Harvesting Your Food. Are They Safe?

Foodnews 5.13.15 harvest

Children and young teens can be found working on farms all across the country: picking berries, harvesting onions, working in cornfields, grain silos, operating vehicles and working in packing houses. Over the past five years, farms and farm labor companies operating from coast to coast—and in Hawaii—have been cited for child labor violations, some involving children young as five and six. One such company was supplying berries to major retailers including Kroeger, Meijer, and Walmart.

 

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