Update: As of February 22, 2016 Publix still refuses to acknowledge its role in the deplorable conditions many farm workers are forced to labor in. Please consider sending a letter to Publix expressing your support for farm worker’s rights and consider buying your produce elsewhere.
Dear Publix Executives and Shareholders,
Yesterday I watched in horror as one of my favorite companies made me ashamed and angry for my loyalty to its brand. Today I watched the James Beard Award Winning documentary, Food Chains Film, with my 10-year old son and found myself in a terrible position, looking for a way to defend the way my family chooses to spend a huge chunk of our monthly budget.
As the credits rolled Tristan asked, “Why do we shop somewhere that doesn’t care about people who don’t look like us?” [Read more…]