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Fair Food Takes Root: January 2012 – October 2012

Get ready for the big Thanksgiving Week of Supermarket Action, Nov. 14-21!

Publix’s Pilgrim salt shaker, shown here standing next to a bag of Publix’s store label Fair Trade coffee, is ready to hit the streets to protest Publix’s hypocrisy, are you? Thanksgiving is the time of year when our thoughts turn to family, football, and the wonderful, abundant feast that marks the start of the holiday season. But in Immokalee, and across the country, farmworkers and their allies in the Campaign for Fair Food have another tradition, as we pause to remember the hard work and sacrifices of the men and women whose undervalued labor has put food on Thanksgiving tables […]

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FIU students take matters into their own hands

…send Publix personal appeals to join Fair Food Program…

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Southern Foodways Alliance selects Greg Asbed of the CIW

… as winner of the 2012 John Egerton Prize for advancing civil rights in the South “through the lens of food”…

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Rabbis for Human Rights

North America return to Immokalee, produce aisle at Publix, to lend voices to growing call for Fair Food!

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CIW, allies join forces in Miami

…to protest Publix, School of the Americas, in support of human rights!

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Denver Fair Food wastes no time in making the pivot…

Ask not for whom the bell tolls in Denver, King Soopers (aka Kroger), it tolls for you! All is decidedly not quiet on the western front in the fight for food justice! Just days after last week’s big announcement that the CIW had reached a Fair Food agreement with Chipotle, the incredible crew at Denver Fair Food is back in the street, taking its message to local grocery giant King Soopers (one of two brands in the Rocky Mountain region owned by Kroger, the other being City Market). From the examiner.com (“Chipotle signs Fair Food Agreement, is Kroger next?“, 10/9/12): […]

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Food Sovereignty Prize tonight in NYC!

If you’re an NYC Fair Food activist, don’t miss this big night, with the CIW, three incredible grassroots organizations fighting for food justice, Tom Morello, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and much more — and it’s open to the public! Tonight is the big night in New York City for the gala Food Sovereignty Award ceremony, and if you live in the city and care about food justice, you’re definitely not going to want to miss it! This year’s Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony will be held in New York City on October 10, 2012, at 7 […]

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More Chipotle agreement coverage as the blogosphere weighs in…

“As business after business recognizes the worth of this agreement, perhaps it will inspire even more to follow suit.” Last week’s agreement with Chipotle struck a very large nerve in the country’s food movement, driving coverage and commentary on the news throughout the extensive world of food blogs and food industry news outlets. There are a lot of stories to catch up on, so, without further ado, here is your Chipotle agreement media round-up, part two, with all the links and an occasional excerpt: Oct. 5th Democracy Now: “Chipotle Signs Fair Food Agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers” Huffington Post: […]

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Chipotle agreement media round-up!

Plus: What’s it all mean for the Fair Food Program and the Good Food Movement?

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Chipotle signs agreement with CIW to join Fair Food Program!

From the joint press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Chris Arnold Chipotle Mexican Grill 303.222.5912 carnold@chipotle.com Gerardo Reyes Coalition of Immokalee Workers 239-657-8311 gerardo@ciw-online.org CHIPOTLE SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH CIW TO JOIN FAIR FOOD PROGRAM DENVER, October 4, 2012 – Chipotle Mexican Grill and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker-based human rights organization, have reached an agreement that brings Chipotle’s commitment to sustainable food to the CIW’s Fair Food Program.  The agreement, which will improve wages and working conditions for farmworkers in Florida who pick tomatoes for Chipotle, comes in advance of the winter tomato-growing season, when most of […]

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