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Posted inBusiness

Group pickets Trader Joe’s over Florida labor practices

Demonstrators gathered outside Trader Joe's. Photo: William Newton A group of protestors demonstrated outside Trader Joe’s on University Avenue on Saturday to encourage the chain to pressure Florida tomato growers into treating their workers more fairly. Tomato pickers in Florida are among the poorest in the country, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has successfully […]

Posted inNosh

Berkeley’s food meccas: The new religion

Shopping at Berkeley Bowl: non-denominational? We couldn’t resist hoisting from the comments this reflection by EBGuy on food shopping as religion (prompted by today’s opening of Berkeley’s Trader Joe’s) : I have a theory about Berkeley.* With organized religion on the decline, we look to food to provide a shared communal experience. Grocery stores are our cathedrals. […]