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I PACKED THIS MYSELF was a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall, which started in 2006. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism. I PACKED THIS MYSELF brought people together to increase understanding. This blog is a record of the work done over the following five years.




Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Behind the burger ...

"I'm not a slave, I just don't speak English" - life in the meat industry
A friend sends a link to an article in the Guardian on the appalling conditions in some sectors of the meat processing industry in the UK. It's based on a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). One third of workers in the meat processing industry in this country from overseas. In Cornwall, a large proportion of the several thousand Portuguese migrant workers are employed in meat processing.
I stopped eating fast food burgers after watching Fast Food Nation by Richard Linklater.