Central American Studies

Immigrant Workers in the Food System, Central American Community Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:00am

JR 254
chicken processing line

The past decade has brought tremendous and much needed attention to the connections between food choices, health, and environmental sustainability. Despite this exposure, however, several foundational aspects of the contemporary food system have remained at the margins of most mainstream debates. Notably, concerns related to the rights of food system workers, specifically immigrant workers have often been overlooked. This talk will address significant ethical questions about the intersecting exploitation of workers and animals, and how these issues relate to larger questions about health, equity, and sustainability in the food system.