Sugarcane Labor Practices
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Sugarcane Labor Practices discusses how sugarcane is produced and how sugarcane workers are treated.
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Related Sourcewatch articles
- Industry perspective: "Responsible Labor Conditions," Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
- Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene, "Disease killing thousands of sugar cane workers: Wealthy countries stall on solution to illness," Tucson Sentinal, December 12, 2011.
- "Mysterious Kidney Disease Killing Central American Men," PBS New Hour, December 13, 2011.
- "Sugar cane: slave labor, environmental damage and violence against the indigenous," Lo-de-alla.org, March 10, 2010.
- Laura Baas, "Child Labour on Sugar Cane Plantations in Bolivia: A Worst Form of Child Labour," January 2009.
- "Brazil Slave Labor Complaints Rise, Linked To Sugarcane Production," Newsone, April 29, 2009.
- Tom Philpott, "Amnesty International: forced labor in Brazil’s sugarcane fields," Grist, May 30, 2008.
- Patrick J. McDonnell, "Human cost of Brazil's biofuels boom," LA Times, June 16, 2008.
- "Brazil’s Ethanol Plan Breeds Rural Poverty, Environmental Degradation," Center for International Policy, June 3, 2007.
- "El Salvador: Child Labor on Sugar Plantations: Foreign Firms Use End Product of Children’s Hazardous Work, Human Rights Watch, June 9, 2004.
- Jim Lobe, "Coke Benefiting From Child Labor in Sugar Cane Fields," Common Dreams, June 10, 2004.