American agriculture has depended on the labor of immigrants since the 1940s. Today, about half of fresh produce consumed in the U.S. is imported and the shortage of agricultural workers in the States is one of many reasons for this. The current visa program, while supplying much-needed labor, is bureaucratic, difficult to use, and does not meet farmer, rancher, and farmworker needs. So where do we go from here?
Our food choices have a direct impact on the future of the planet, and Slow Food Nations is a platform to inspire people to make changes that have a positive impact on the environment. The Food for Change Tent will tell this story, offer calls to action, and engage the public in the conversation through a series of free talks.