The Labor of Love program thanks farm workers for their service to the agricultural industry and by sharing their talents, loyalty, and incredible work ethic through social media and the Labor of Love websites.
The decline in the number of Mexican workers working in U.S. agriculture is largely due to Mexico’s improved economy, plus Mexicans staying home due to the financial fallout from the U.S.’s Great Recession, says USDA-Economic Research Service...
Food safety breakdowns can never be totally eliminated since most food is grown in fields without walls, ceilings, and floors to keep pathogens out. In the end, the hope is for fewer food safety breaches and safer food for consumers.
Regular testing of produce sold in California shows that nearly all of our fruits and vegetables are free from toxic levels of pesticide residue and points to the value of testing protocols employed by the Department of Pesticide Regulation