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On our series about our food and our world –Sound Bites – we bring you a tape of a panel discussion from last month at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Café, which followed a screening of Food Chains, a documentary about the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to achieve fair treatment for farmworkers. The film reveals the human cost of our food supply system and the complicity of large buyers of produce in the exploitation of farmworkers. The event was co-sponsored by The Baltimore Food & Faith Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future. Our panelists were: poet, activist, minister, organizer and educator Ken Brown, also known as Analysis; food justice, healthcare and labor activist Sergio España; and Rachel Winograd, Food Justice Coordinator for CATA, the Farmworker Support Committee.
As part of the hour we also listen back to my interview from a few years ago with one of the founders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Lucas Benitez.