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by: Chris Liu-Beers, Former Program Associate Farmworkers play a vital role in cultivating the food we eat every day, and North Carolina has one of the largest farmworker populations in the nation. even though 85% of our fresh fruits and vegetables are harvested by hand, farmworkers remain largely invisible. OVERVIEW OF FARM WORK Agricultural labor… Read More →
On the 2017 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Declaration, formally adopted in 2007, is an international human rights instrument that sets a standard for the protection of indigenous rights. UNDRIP addresses the most significant issues affecting indigenous… Read More →
Historically, the term to describe the colonized + oppressed people that suffered to support and sustain the United States food system has changed many times however the essence remains. Native American and African slaves were the original farmworkers in the United States, Caribbean, and other European colonized areas that served as the main exporters of… Read More →
TOn the cover of this report and throughout, a few of the visuals capture some of NC FIELD’s PJC Youth who are now alums! The findings presented in this report build on previous research that Human Rights Watch conducted in 2013, documenting hazardous work by children on US tobacco farms. Human Rights Watch did not… Read More →