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LA Times uncovers worker abuse by Whole Foods and Walmart vendors in Mexico




FEBRUARY 26, 2014. TEACAPAN, SINALOA, MEXICO.  At the end of the work day, a transport truck is filled to the brim with Roma tomatoes from a  Cristo Rey, Sinaloa, Mexico farm.
FEBRUARY 26, 2014. TEACAPAN, SINALOA, MEXICO. At the end of the work day, a transport truck is filled to the brim with Roma tomatoes from a Cristo Rey, Sinaloa, Mexico farm.
Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

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In October, Whole Foods launched a marketing campaign called "Values Matter" with commercials like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DCow4J-pDE

While the video talks about treating workers well, a recent investigation by the Los Angeles Times has shown that not only Whole Foods, but Walmart, Safeway and other grocers - have been buying produce from companies in Mexico that severely mistreat their workers.

Richard Marosi spent over a year reporting this series and he joins Ben Bergman to chat.



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