Can you understand something like food without considering politics, economics and social conditions? Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern doesn’t think so. Catch her insights on this week’s episode of Rootstock Radio.
Tune in to hear about:
- The lowdown on guest worker programs in agriculture: what they are, why they’re gaining popularity again—and why they’re problematic.
- How social violence and economic exclusion in the marketplace turns farmers into migrant farm workers.
- The history of farm workers being left out of progressive labor reforms like 40-hour work weeks and the right to unionize.
- Hope! An opportunity emerging for immigrant farm workers as (predominantly) white farmers are retiring across the country.