I recently watched Vittorio De Seta’s 1958 documentary Fishing Boats. It’s quite a thing to watch. Mostly, this look at the life of those who labor in the fishing industry made me seasick.
The important thing to note about seafood is that it is the last wild food that is consumed as a mass market product. And the inability to create rules that regulate the tuna fishery will go far to dr
For those who think the U.S. can’t legitimately do anything about the conditions of work and environmental exploitation overseas, please examine the new seafood importation standard implemented
Usually when I talk about unfree labor, it’s overseas in supply chains producing products for western markets. But the U.S. has several of its own systemic versions of unfree labor–widespr
I’ve still never seen a free trade agreement that didn’t crush unions on both sides of the agreement: About 500 fishing cannery workers are in crisis in the Moroccan city of Agadir, ac
Good for President Obama (and even congressional Republicans!) for passing and singing a bill that closes the 1930 Tariff Act loophole that allowed for slave-produced goods to enter the United States
Above: Slaves in the Thai fishing industry Nestlé, long one of the world’s most evil corporations, has finally admitted that much of its fish is procured through slave labor. Migrant workers to
Above: the slaves who catch and process your dinner One of the issues I talk about in Out of Sight is getting more publicity. The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of t