Local food = ethical food? Doesn’t always work that way


From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 12:00AM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 6:08PM EST

Lionel Campbell says it all started with a pain in his chest. The 28-year-old, who came to Canada from Jamaica as a temporary worker in 2008, had been planting, picking and spraying cucumbers at a Southwestern Ontario greenhouse for nearly two years.

Sometimes, the chemicals he sprayed burned his nostrils. Sometimes, they burned his eyes. Sometimes, the spray was so thick, he could taste it. Continue reading