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1. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Do you think still we live in a better world?
If so, then check this out:

One of the UK's biggest national broadsheets (the Independent) published today a front page "special investigation" entitled: "Slave Labor that Shames America: Migrant workers chained beaten and forced into debt, exposing the human cost of producing cheap food." The article takes an in-depth look at the charges filed by federal prosecutors in the latest slavery investigation to emerge from the tomato fields in Immokalee.


here

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

I wonder how many people working in Chinese factories do so under near slave conditions.

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Disgusting.

How many products do we buy without knowing how they're produced?

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Disgusting.

How many products do we buy without knowing how they're produced?

I think we know, we just don't care.

5. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Does it mean that we are ALL selfish people but we prefer NOT to know the reality that who makes all of these products for us?

Quoting james

Quoting mikeyBoab

Disgusting.

How many products do we buy without knowing how they're produced?

I think we know, we just don't care.

6. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 8y

Prefer not to know, it's called consumerism and has almost been here for as long as we have

7. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

And this concept is nothing new.....farm workers have been mistreated for years and years in America. How do you propose to stop it? And America is not the only place where human rights are ignored...ALL countries have abused, and are likely still abusing to some extent, human rights.

Shall we just turn the world into one big hug for everyone? No poverty, no greed, no evil? Sure, that would be nice, but the world is not a utopia. If you are so concerned with these issues, come up with solutions to solve the problems. Do something, rather than simply complain about it. And good luck.....farm owners will have you arrested, the government will prosecute you, UNLESS you come up with a solution satisfactory to everyone.

8. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

One solution to this particular problem is to buy direct from farmers that don't do this.

9. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

There are so many other ways around to deal with this human disaster.
One of these ways would be buying the Fairtrade products.

The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, New Consumer, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World Development Movement. These founding organisations were later joined by Britain's largest women's organisation, the Women's Institute.
For a product to display the FAIRTRADE Mark it must meet international Fairtrade standards. These standards are set by the international certification body Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO).
For more information you could check out the following link:
http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

Quoting beerman

And this concept is nothing new.....farm workers have been mistreated for years and years in America. How do you propose to stop it? And America is not the only place where human rights are ignored...ALL countries have abused, and are likely still abusing to some extent, human rights.

Shall we just turn the world into one big hug for everyone? No poverty, no greed, no evil? Sure, that would be nice, but the world is not a utopia. If you are so concerned with these issues, come up with solutions to solve the problems. Do something, rather than simply complain about it. And good luck.....farm owners will have you arrested, the government will prosecute you, UNLESS you come up with a solution satisfactory to everyone.

10. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 8y

I think we live in the same world we always have. minor things like technology and dogmas and goverments change, but its all the human experience. human nature is what it is, and we only live for a generation at a time.
expecting absorption of the past into our everyday lives is unfortunately unreasonable. we have to experience the world for ourselves. i don't really think its worth getting worked up over anymore. it sucks that this shit happens to people, but there's only so much one can do. unless martyring your life for those of the unfortunate becomes your goal. ( i do not mean that sarcastically)
reincarnation m seems like our only hope of justice, heh.
genetics, how fortunate you are, maybe its a cop-out, but its just roulette.

Evan