The City of Madison, Centro Hispano, and REAP Food Group, are excited to host a free screening of the movie Food Chains. The movie, with an open discussion to follow, will be aired at 6:00pm in the Lecture Hall at Monona Terrace on Thursday, March 26th. Free transportation, to and from Centro Hispano, is available. And, free childcare is available at Monona Terrace. Please see the attached fliers for more information.
“Food Chains follows this high lauded group of tomato pickers as they battle gigantic agribusiness titans – the supermarket and fast food industry which purchase hundreds of billions of dollars of fresh fruits and vegetables each year. The group is asking these retailers to pay just a penny more per pound for their Florida tomatoes, which would nearly double the wages of workers, amongst the poorest laborers in the U.S.
Agriculture remains the backbone of America, generating billions of dollars of revenue for those atop the food chain. Those at the bottom, however, see very little of those profits. Farmworkers remain desperately poor, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages. Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket”