Tag: U.S. food system
"Food desert" has become a common term to describe low-income communities—often communities of color—where access to healthy and affordable food is limited or where there are no grocery stores.
This industry has evolved since the mid-20th century in ways that make it hard for workers to advocate for safe conditions even in good times, let alone during a pandemic.
"What this calls for is additional research to determine how widespread this contamination is and how high the levels are."
The U.S. food sector depends heavily on immigrant labor and is also the lowest-paid and most exploited one in the nation.