While walking through the Evergreen Cemetery recently, located in Ridgewood Brooklyn, I came across a section dedicated to eight unidentified young women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.
Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?
In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.
Despite evidence that they may cause cancer, food manufacturers continue to pour about 15 million pounds of eight synthetic dyes into the American food supply every year.
The underlying cause, says a Japanese labor researcher, is the company's stress on "low cost" in pursuit of high profits, at the expense of its workers and consumer safety.
It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.