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The day after Thanksgiving in 1960, CBS REPORTS presented what would become one of the most important documentaries of all time, about the plight of the men and women who had provided the holiday feast. They were America's migrant farm workers. It was intended, the producer said, "To shock the consciousness of the nation." And it did. Now, a half century later, CBS News chief national correspondent Byron Pitts returns to the fields to continue the story. "They are the migrants, workers in the sweat shops of the soil - the harvest of shame," CBS News correspondent Edward R.
Toby Hudson/Wikimedia Commons The Great Barrier Reef: disappearing? Aqua News : Just the name of this should make you want to read it: “ Farming the Urban Sea .” The country’s first community-supported fishery , part of a burgeoning movement that tries to do for small-scale local fishermen what community-supported agriculture has done for small-scale farmers. Half of the Great Barrier Reef has disappeared in the last three decades.
If you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery. D riving from Naples, Florida, the nation’s second-wealthiest metropolitan area, to Immokalee takes less than an hour on a straight road. You pass houses that sell for an average of $1.4 million, shopping malls anchored by Tiffany’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, manicured golf courses. Eventually, gated communities with names like Monaco Beach Club and Imperial Golf Estates give way to modest ranches, and the highway shrivels from six lanes to two. Through the scruffy palmettos, you glimpse flat, sandy tomato fields shimmering in the broiling sun. Rounding a long curve, you enter Immokalee.