Why California’s Farmworkers are in a Food Crisis

In “Extreme weather means less food for California’s farmworkers,” published in collaboration with WBUR’s Here and Now, Teresa Cotsirilos explains that farmworkers who harvest the nation’s food are paid so little that they can’t always afford to eat. Now extreme weather events — many of them fueled by climate change — are making matters worse.

The story was picked up by Water Education Foundation (nonprofit focused on water issues in California and the West).

On Twitter, we saw engagement for the story from North American Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ, 470 followers), Dana Cronin (independent journalist, 1.1K followers), and Rachel Sarah (climate communications at the Rocky Mountain Institute, 8.3K followers).

On Instagram, we saw engagement for the story from Katy Keiffer (480 followers), GreenHacks (project designed to provide neighborhood-friendly accessible environmental tips. 1.7K followers), Wecology Gardens (focuses on building community gardens, 1.3K followers), Evelyn’s Crackers (specializes in Ontario grains, 6.2K followers), and Sustainable Wellness (nutrition and health education coach in Missoula, Montana, 1.4K followers).

Our media partner for this story, WBUR’s Here & Now, is broadcast on 477 radio stations to 4.5 million listeners.

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