Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Campaign for 'Food Justice Certifed' Labeling in the U.S.

On May 10, the Agricultural Justice Project and Florida Organic Growers  launched Hungry for JusticeSpotlight on the South! The documentary tells the story of a local Florida farm, The Family Garden, and its commitment to focus on social justice issues for its workers by seeking the Food Justice Certification (FJC) and market label.

FJC is the only third-party verification program to cover U.S. farmworkers and farmers, as well as other food system workers. Farmers and farm worker representatives participated in the development of the certification standards, the verification process, and in a consensus-style governance structure. FJC recognizes that improving conditions for farmworkers in the U.S. needs to include improving the terms farmers receive in selling goods.

Watch this video and  click on this link to learn more.

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