Why does the U.S.D.A. refuse to list ammonium hydroxide as an ingredient in our hamburgers if they claim it is safe?
On April 9, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) won a huge victory when McDonald’s agreed to the demands of the tomato pickers.
Tomatoes grown in southwest Florida end up in foods sold at Taco Bell and McDonald’s. But even the fastest tomato farmworker makes barely enough in one hour to buy a Happy Meal from McDonald’s. The workers are not asking for a lot — just one more penny per pound of tomatoes and work without mistreatment.