Chobani and Fair Trade USA recently released a new “fair trade dairy” label that claims to promote worker wellbeing. But farm workers reveal the hidden costs of unfair dairy.
This season, we’re unpacking the real solutions to the dairy industry’s ever-growing crisis and hearing from the farmers, workers, and advocates working to tackle the root causes of unfair dairy.
More from Season 2
Fair Work for All People: Momentum Builds for Real ChangeMarch 1, 2022
Chobani's "fair trade" yogurt has been on grocery shelves for nearly a year, but little has changed for farmworkers. Instead, most of them don’t even know what "fair trade" is and haven’t seen the benefits that are getting sold to ethical consumers. Crispin Hernandez provides an update on the worker
Milking the Planet: Big Dairy Fuels the Climate CrisisDecember 14, 2021
Big Dairy operations are fueling the climate crisis and impacting the health and economies of rural communities around the world. Shefali Sharma of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy explains.
Get Big or Get Out: Dairy Farmers of AmericaNovember 30, 2021
Dairy is big business. And while the workers and small-scale dairy farmers are getting squeezed out, those at the top are reaping the benefits and getting even richer. Claire Kelloway of Open Markets Institute breaks down what this means for workers, farmers, and consumers.
Squeezed Out: Small Dairy Farmers in CrisisNovember 16, 2021
There's a crisis in dairy – shrinking family farms, corporate consolidation, and low milk prices. In Jim Goodman's four decades of dairy farming, he's seen the impacts of the push to "get big or get out" first hand. His farm is gone, but he still advocates for a food system that puts people first.
Milk with Dignity: Real Change Takes TimeNovember 2, 2021
Corporate social responsibility looks good on the label, but fails workers. Marita Canedo of Migrant Justice discusses how their Milk with Dignity program is building “a new day for human rights in dairy.” The key: workers are the leaders and they set the standards.
Fair Trade Dairy: A False SolutionOctober 19, 2021
Crispin Hernandez and the Workers Center of Central New York won historic legal protections for farmworkers in Episode 1. Now they take their demands to Chobani's doorstep. They are calling for recognition - but that's not what they get. Will Chobani listen to the workers that make milk possible?
"No Blood for Milk" - Dairy Workers Call on Chobani for JusticeOctober 19, 2021
There's a pastoral theme in dairy marketing. But that image is far from reality. Crispin Hernandez of the Workers' Center of Central New York describes what conditions are actually like for the people who milk cows - and why Fair Trade USA and Chobani's new "Fair Trade Dairy" label is being opposed
Season 2 TrailerOctober 12, 2021
A new "fair trade dairy" label claims to promote the wellbeing of farm workers, but stories from inside dairy farms reveal the story of unfair dairy.
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