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The Hands that Feed Us

The Hands that Feed Us

The food system in the U.S. is an increasingly important provider of jobs, accounting for more than 13 percent of the United States Gross Domestic Product. Yet a 2012 study by the Food Chain Worker's Alliance examined wages and working conditions across the food system found that a staggering 86.5 percent of the workers surveyed reported earning low, poverty, or subminimum wages. Upward mobility for these workers will require better standards across the entire food system.

Read the executive summary of "The Hands that Feed Us" here.

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