The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.

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.