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PRESS RELEASE: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Launches Fair Food Label on Food Day 2014

Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program Reaches Milestone with Release of Official Fair Food Label on Food Day 2014

October 24, 2014 – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has officially released a Fair Food label to help shoppers identify which tomatoes come from ethical farms.

The label will be available to all grocery stores and restaurants that participate in the Fair Food Program. Participants in the Program pay a small premium when they buy Florida tomatoes, with the premium going to increase wages for farmworkers. They also commit to a worker-created Code of Conduct to ensure safe working conditions and prevent forced labor, sexual harassment and child labor in the fields. The Fair Food Program has been called “the best workplace monitoring program in the US,” in the New York Times and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day,” in the Washington Post. Read more …


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PRESS RELEASE: Food Chains Now Available in Spanish!

EVA LONGORIA’s FOOD CHAINS TO BE RELEASED IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH VERSIONS

FILM OPENS NATIONALLY ON NOVEMBER 21

October 17, 2014, New York, NY — Food Chains, a new film about today’s produce farmworkers and their quest for dignity, has produced a Spanish language version which will be released simultaneously with the English version, distributed by Screen Media, on November 21. The film will have a red carpet premiere in Los Angeles on November 13 at LA Theater Company.

The Spanish language version of Food Chains will launch at the Maya Cinemas in Bakersfield, Salinas and Pittsburgh (California) on Nov 21, and will be available on iTunes starting Nov 21. The English version of the film is currently scheduled to open nationally. It will also be released on VOD starting November 27, Thanksgiving Day. Read more …


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Take Action on Food Day, October 24th

We are thrilled to announce that we are supporting the launch of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program Label on October 24th!  And we hope you will join us.

Food Day 2014, organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.

This year, Food Day has a special focus on issues related to food justice. Food Day envisions food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it. Read more …


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Food Chains Inspires Man to Sell Wendy’s Stock

We have an incredible story to report! We received an email from author James Scurlock that he had seen Food Chains at a film festival. He was utterly shocked by what he saw in the film and was so moved, that he decided to do something about it.

So, no longer wanting to be associated with the fast food chain Wendy’s, which has refused to join the Fair Food Program, he sold all of his family’s shares in the company.

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How to See Food Chains on November 21st!

Food Chains will be releasing in theaters across the country through our theatrical distributor, Screen Media, and through our partnership with Tugg.com.

Every seat filled is another step towards justice. Here’s how you can help ensure Food Chains makes some noise on November 21st.
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»Food Chains impressively reveals the modern-day slavery in the agricultural industry.«


Jörg Thadeusz, RBB

»Food Chains“ is the film at the Berlinale that presents the inhuman living and working conditions of tomato pickers in Florida. The title refers not only to the logistical food chains, it also refers to the chains that rule the market and determine prices: supermarkets, discounters, fast food restaurants.«


Susanne Kippenberger, Der Tagesspiegel

»Food Chains is viscerally moving, shows a true lens into the lives of the very people who pick our food.«


Venerated chef and farm-to-table pioneer, Alice Waters

»It's one of the most important documentaries I've seen in a very long time.«


Joy Reid, MSNBC

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