Fair Food

Multinational corporations drive global economic policies, with tentacles that reach into the four corners of the globe. Preferring to live in the shadows like some sort of cockroach, a successful predator company (termed "an individual" by the US Supreme Court) can eat away at the global soul while humanity slumbers - feeding its life-blood into the coffers of Big Biz.

Occasionally, a conglomerate becomes the target of a group of citizens, either from the inside (distressed employees) and/or as the result of the media shining a light on predatory corporate policies. When this happens, and a groundswell of outcry arises, the potential for change increases.

There is no greater horror for a business than a successful boycott, because profit can only be gleaned from the masses buying buying buying. A group of tomato pickers in Florida who were underpaid and ill-treated decided to boycott Taco Bell to protest slave-wages and slave-treatment at the hands of tomato growers. Word spread and within a few years, companies such as Walmart, MacDonalds and others have started to do business only with growers who practice fair labor policies.

Thus, a new label you might start to see on your veggies at the supermarket: Fair Food. This is the stuff to stuff into your grocery cart, because it will signify nourishment that was brought to your table with a modicum of human dignity and humane treatment. Vote with your purse!


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