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Exploitation of US Child Farm workers exposed to pesticides

posted May 16, 2010, 2:18 PM by Nancy Swan   [ updated May 16, 2010, 2:30 PM by Thomas Swan ]
I was stunned after reading the following story.  You will be too.
"Did a Child Pick Your Strawberries?" by Zama Coursen-Neff, deputy director of the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch and the researcher and author of a new Human Rights Watch report on child labor in US agriculture.
"Meet Luz, a 9-year-old American who worked 13-hour days in the fields, skipping school and poisoned by pesticides. . . The United States’ failure to protect child farm workers not only puts children at risk, but is deeply hypocritical. The U.S. spends over $25 million every year—more than all other countries combined—to eliminate child labor in other countries, yet it tolerates exploitative child labor in its own backyard," writes Zama Coursen-Neff