Did you know that we depend on hundreds of thousands of Latino farm workers who perform skilled and strenuous labor under harsh conditions in the state of California? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Gabriel Thompson, award-winning investigative journalist, and author of Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture, an oral history collection of California farm workers (Verso, 2017). The book is published in conjunction with the non-profit, Voice of Witness, http://voiceofwitness.org/oral-history-book-series/chasing-the-harvest/.
With immigration and farm bill policy on our radar, Thompson pulls back the curtain on farm labor, including largely hidden injustices. Thompson work has won the Studs Terkel Media Award and the Sidney Award for socially conscious journalism.
Related website: https://gabrielthompson.org/