Slavery in the Fields and the Food We Eat

Publication Date
August 26th, 2010

 "In 21st century America, slavery remains woven into the fabric of our daily lives. On any given day, the tomatoes in

the sandwiches we eat or the oranges in the juice we drink may have been picked by workers in involuntary servitude.

Captive workers are held against their will by their employers through threats, and all too often the actual use of,


The CIW helps fight this crime by uncovering, investigating, and assisting in the federal prosecution of slavery rings

preying on hundreds of farmworkers. Through this work, the CIW has brought the abysmal state of human rights in

U.S. agriculture today to public light."

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