BK May Lay Whopper On Florida Tomato ...

BK May Lay Whopper On Florida Tomato Growers

There are 1 comment on the Tampa Bay Online story from Jan 15, 2008, titled BK May Lay Whopper On Florida Tomato Growers. In it, Tampa Bay Online reports that:

“If there weren't any problems for wages and working conditions, there wouldn't be any reason for them to turn elsewhere - or even look into turning elsewhere.”

Burger King is telling suppliers it may stop buying tomatoes from southwestern Florida, where farmworkers have fought to get the second-largest hamburger chain to pay more for its produce and help boost field ... via Tampa Bay Online

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Atlanta, GA

#1 Jan 16, 2008
I could care less, Burger King can buy there Tomato from mexico or Canada cheaper then they can get them from Florida wet backs.
So looks like the fruit pickers have come across the first of many holes they need to try and swim across.
And as for Oranges same goes for that also.
Veg or Fruit Pickers need to look at the BIG Picture and be glad they have or used to have any jobs and now the tomato and orange will either rot in the fields or the farmers will find another way to pick them, and I'm sure they are looking into machines to do that in the future.

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