Slow Food USA, author Raj Patel (“Stuffed and Starved”), Organic Consumers Association and more demand Gov. Crist take a stand against forced labor!

Check out the CIW website today at for all the details.

Here’s a list of just some of the sustainable food organizations that have taken up the petition calling for action from Governor Charlie Crist on slavery:

* Slow Food USA
* Raj Patel
* Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
* Organic Consumers Association
* California Food and Justice Coalition
* Just Food (NY)
* The Oakland Institute
* Florida Organic Growers

At last September’s Slow Food Nation conference, “Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser asked, “Does it matter whether an heirloom tomato is local and organic if it was harvested with slave labor?” Clearly, the answer from the sustainble food movement is a resounding “No”!

Stay tuned to the CIW site,, for more to come in the weeks ahead, as the Campaign for Fair Food ramps up for a trip to Tallahassee and a visit to the governor!

Thanks – Coalition of Immokalee Workers