ARE YOUR TINNED TOMATOES PICKED BY SLAVE LABOUR?

A fascinating, if depressing, and excellent article from The Guardian on 20th June about corruption, mafia links and general abuse of migrant workers (as well exploitation by the retail and wholesale trade, political chicanery and right-wing dogma, and the general uselessness of the certification process that retailers appear to hide behind).

There is both a text version –

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/20/tomatoes-italy-mafia-migrant-labour-modern-slavery

And a podcast version –

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/jul/19/are-your-tinned-tomatoes-picked-by-slave-labour-podcast

This blog is primarily for my own use, to keep informed and up to date. However, if you would like to say thank you (and perhaps help me get a new, better laptop when I am away…) you can “buy me a coffee” at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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