The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.
We're doing it so that our children can leave the fields and move forward. I want to give them a better life.
The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.
Restaurant workers loudly cried in protest, "$2.13 is not the American Dream," at the National Restaurant Association's trade show.
The organic food industry especially should hold itself to high standards for labor practices.
"It's a PR stunt, and that stunt isn't going to pay my gas bill this month, or get my landlord off my back."
The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.
"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."
McDonald's is one of the nation's largest low-wage employers, and its workers have been in the vanguard of the national movement for decent wages.
Fast food strikers and supporters danced in front of a Downtown Los Angeles McDonald's on December 2, chanting, "If we don't get it, shut it down!"