Orange Harvest: The Human Cost

This report by U.K.’s Ecologist TV exposes the poor conditions and low wages endured by African migrant workers harvesting oranges in southern Italy. As many as 2,000 migrants travel to the small agricultural town of Rosarno, Calabria to make a meager living picking oranges that end up in markets or as juices or concentrates used in making soft drinks. Farmers say prices paid for orange concentrate by orange drink manufacturers like Fanta are unfair and bolster unbearable living conditions for migrant workers. Andrew Wasley reports.

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