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Historic Breakthrough in Florida’s Tomato Fields

Immokalee, FL – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange (FTGE) have reached an agreement that will extend the CIW’s Fair Food principles – including a strict code of conduct, a cooperative complaint resolution system, a participatory health and safety program, and a worker-to-worker education process – to over 90% of the Florida tomato industry.

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“Two roads diverged…”

Those are the famous first words of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.” The poem tells of a traveler faced with a choice between two roads. After some contemplation, he ultimately chooses the “one less traveled by.” His choice, the traveler tells us, “made all the difference.”

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