Reimagining solidarity with strawberry farmworkers in the United States
Keywords:Farmworkers, Occupational Health, Environmental Justice, Medical Anthropology, Pesticides
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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