Amnestry International showcases documentary about farm workers

Food Choices is about a hunger strike by Florida farm workers to get an increase of one cent a pound for tomatoes.

  • Sep. 27, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Florida farm workers engaging in a hunger strike to get one cent a pound increase in the price of tomatoes is the subject of a documentary called Food Choices

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Kelowna chapter of Amnesty International will present a provocative documentary about the plight of farm workers in Florida, called Food Choices.

The film will be shown in Room H-115 of the Okanagan College campus, 1000 KLO Rd.

Food Choices shows a  group of Florida farm workers engaging in a week-long hunger strike at the headquarters of the major Florida-based supermarket Publix, part of the $4 million supermarket industry.

They ask for a one cent a pound raise for tomatoes in order to lift themselves out of slave-like conditions.

This is part of the Fair Food program whereby a partnership is formed with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm workers in the United States.

Admission to the film is by donation.  For more  information call 250-769-4740.

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