Reimagining solidarity with strawberry farmworkers in the United States

Keywords: Farmworkers, Occupational Health, Environmental Justice, Medical Anthropology, Pesticides

Abstract

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Shortly after finishing Dvera I. Saxton’s The Devil’s Fruit: Farmworkers, Health, and Environ­mental Justice, I awoke to the rare occurrence of farmworkers making national headlines. H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021—providing a path to citizenship for undocumented agricultural workers—had just passed the U.S. House of Representatives (for the second time). Supported by agricultural trade organizations and a small handful of farm labor groups as a compro­mise measure (Farmworker Justice, 2021), the bill is also opposed by farmworker advocacy groups such as the Food Chain Workers Alliance for its failure to provide stronger protections (Food Chain Workers Alliance, n.d.). . . .

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Author Biography

Emily Nink, Northeastern University School of Law

MS, CPH; Public Health Advocacy Institute

Cover of "The Devil's Fruit"
Published
2021-05-06
How to Cite
Nink, E. (2021). Reimagining solidarity with strawberry farmworkers in the United States. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(3), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2021.103.019