- — Tufts Live (@TuftsLive)Wed, Nov 28 2012 01:19:17Tonight, Schlosser will discuss, "some of the biggest problems we face in this country today: racism, poverty, & unchecked corporate power."
- — Tufts Live (@TuftsLive)Wed, Nov 28 2012 01:26:24"Almost every fruit and vegetable... is carefully picked by hand," Schlosser. 90% of the people who pick these are illegal immigrants.
- Schlosser detailed the terrible living and working conditions of illegal immigrants, from earning less than the minimum wage to living outdoors.
- — Tufts Live (@TuftsLive)Wed, Nov 28 2012 01:40:40Schlosser's aim in writing fast food nation was to reveal changes within the food system that were hidden, since the food looks the same.
- — walker bristol (@GodlessWalker)Wed, Nov 28 2012 01:52:02Schlosser says "it's sad that there is more public outrage at the industry for the mistreatment of cows than for that of workers."
- — Tufts Live (@TuftsLive)Wed, Nov 28 2012 01:57:28"The fast food industry is targeting low income communities & people of color the way tobacco advertisers targeted children" #EricSchlosser
- — Tufts Live (@TuftsLive)Wed, Nov 28 2012 02:06:49"We need to increase the minimum wage in this country, to make a living wage & we need to fight against racism & intolerance" -Schlosser
- — Tufts Live (@TuftsLive)Wed, Nov 28 2012 02:42:09Eric Schlosser leaves the podium, a member of Moral Voices wraps up the event. Want to join them next semester? http://www.tuftshillel.org/jl-sg-Moralvoices.asp?ID=31 …el.org/jl-sg-Moralvoices.asp?ID=31
- — Maxine Builder (@maxine_builder)Wed, Nov 28 2012 02:22:51I went in expecting a speech about food, and I got a rant about social justice and the value of community organizing. Couldn't be happier.
Eric Schlosser on Food Justice
Eric Schlosser spoke for Tufts Hillel's Moral Voices Merrin Distinguished Lecture Series on food justice, their 2012-2013 theme. Schlosser is an investigative journalist and author of best-selling book "Fast Food Nation." In his lecture, he focused on the human injustices behind the food industry.
byTufts University508 Views