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To pay one penny more per pound for tomatoes harvested by the workers (the difference between $50 and $80 a day for a worker) and insist that growers who sell to them abide by a code of conduct that mandates no slavery or sexual harassment in the fields, accurate timekeeping, a grievance procedure, first-aid training for workers, and tents to provide a bit of shade. Complying with the agreement would cost the billion-dollar company about $30,000 a year.
3. Despite the ubiquity of lobster, they're coming from waaaay north: Long Island lobstermen say they can no longer make a living. Warmer water temperatures and overfishing are the causes for low catches, say scientists, who say lobster fishing for the future there is "doomed," reportsHuffington Post
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