Thursday, January 18, 2007

Re-Reading Reefer Madness

Most of you probably have probably read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation (and if you haven't, you should!). I was just re-reading his following book, Reefer Madness (not to be confused with this Reefer Madness) and the chapter on farmworkers in the strawberry fields of California. It was a harsh reminder that the farmworkers working on the farm I profile in Grub are a serious anomaly. From the last line of Schloser's chapter: "Left to its own devices, the free market always seeks a work force that is hungry, desperate, and cheap -- a work force that is anything but free. --Anna