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Cultivating Social Sustainability in Our Food System

Posted by Kristen Nammour on June 01, 2015

Join the discussion about farm working conditions both near and abroad. When: Friday, June 5, 6:00 PM Where: The Profile – Suite 200 – 375 Water Street, Vancouver “There is so much interest in food, yet no interest in the hands that pick that food.” For additional information about the panel hosted by Discovery Organics click here. As consumers increasingly demand food chain transparency, widespread labour abuses are being documented in the agricultural industry. BC’s almost 10,000 mostly immigrant and migrant farm workers are some of the lowest paid, least protected and most vulnerable in the province. To what extent can we … Continue reading Cultivating Social Sustainability in Our Food System