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Florida's tomato farms supply 50% of all U.S. fresh tomatoes but have also been called America's 'ground zero for slavery.' Countless workers held against their will, threatened with violence and forced to haul hundreds of heavy tomato buckets a day for

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Christeen A (368)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:15 pm

Carol H (229)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:56 pm
signed and noted

Roger G (154)
Friday May 10, 2013, 1:51 am
noted, thanks!

Alice C (1797)
Friday May 10, 2013, 5:01 am
I grow our tomatoes on our organic farm : )

Friday May 10, 2013, 5:06 am
Thank you, Cal!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday May 10, 2013, 7:51 am
Signed and noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 7:52 am
Signed and shared, thanks Cal

Danny M (83)
Friday May 10, 2013, 9:08 am
Noted, already signed. Thank you Cal for sharing!

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Friday May 10, 2013, 9:33 am
Signed and Noted.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 1:13 pm
Most western nations still have there slavery farms

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Paulett Simunich (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 2:33 pm
Thank you Cal ! signed and will be sharing !!!!

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday May 10, 2013, 3:08 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks.

Natalie V (27)
Friday May 10, 2013, 4:05 pm
noted / signed

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday May 10, 2013, 4:08 pm
Thank you! Cal, your personal information was on the petition when I clicked on the visit site link! It appeared to be gone when I filled it out, but now I concerned about my privacy. Please let them know if you know who to contact. (

Debra Tate (17)
Friday May 10, 2013, 4:35 pm

Ruth R (246)
Friday May 10, 2013, 5:19 pm
Now I have signed 3 times with 3 friends! This should make it work! -possibly.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 5:41 pm
Signed and noted!

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Friday May 10, 2013, 8:22 pm
Signed and Noted!

Syd H (48)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:37 am
Yay! Glad to see these issues featured so prominently! :)

For those who might like more in depth info on this, Barry Estabrook, who used to write for Gourmet, wrote an entire book on this issue, "Tomatoland" which is very interesting and enlightening (a sample chapter and synopsis at the link). Slavery is just the beginning of the issues when it comes to Floridian Toms. :(

His Politics of the Plate blog is also quite interesting, highlighting other food issues. We really need to know about something so intimate we put it in our bodies, every day!

Robert O (12)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:33 am
Thank you Cal.

Roslyn Simon (1)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:55 pm
I did read the extract from" Tomatoland" and find it quite eye opening. I try to use seasonal produce and substitute grapes, apples etc. for tomatoes and use cabbage in winter. For one thing cost are prohibitive in the North during winter.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:05 pm

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Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:15 am

John B (185)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:10 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link. Message signed, sent and post noted.
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