New Podcast from Food Focus! Hard Labour - Tackling the Problem of Labour in Agriculture.
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Many sectors in modern agriculture depend on seasonal labour to plant, maintain, and harvest crops. Often these jobs are done by temporary foreign workers, new immigrant, or undocumented workers. In fact cheap labour is essential across the entire food system from farms, through processing to restaurants and retail. The COVID pandemic has highlighted dependence of the food system on these low wage workers. In this episode Mike speaks with Evan Fraser, the Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph about the issue and what we might do to move forward.