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date: 20 August 2019

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This chapter is an overview of some of the ethical issues regarding food workers. Paying special attention to farm workers and the conditions under which they work, it discusses, among other things, the infliction of pain and suffering on workers and their treatment as tools, children, or animals. It discusses also the coercion and exploitation of workers as well as the sexism, racism, and classism they face. In addition, this chapter discusses how these conditions arise at the societal level and what can be done about them.

Keywords: food workers, migrant labor, ethics, food justice, food labor, food work

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