Bringing Justice to the Table: Domestic Fair Trade
Working in agricultural fields requires a specific skill set: physical endurance, diligence, and versatile. Not everyone is cut out for this type of work. It’s critical that these positions are filled so that we may enjoy food everyday and so that our agricultural economy thrives. The history of hardships that farm laborers have had to face is evident, and it has become undeniable that social justice is long past due. The Agricultural Justice Project’s Food Justice Certification has raised the social justice bar for workers and farmers by establishing standards. Farmer Jim Cochran, a long time advocate of environmental stewardship and social justice, and recipient of Food Justice Certification for Swanton Berry Farm, shares with CUESA his experiences and anticipation for the future of domestic fair trade.
Learn more about the food justice implications and certification and its implications for domestic fair trade.