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Hecho en América

Illustration by John Ritter for GQ.com

Illustration by John Ritter for GQ.com

“Between talk-radio blather and election-season bravado, it’s easy to have an opinion about immigration, and easier to forget that people—actual people—pick our food. Now and then we might glimpse them out the car window, but few of us realize that what we eat depends on them, and fewer still have any idea what their world is like. Jeanne Marie Laskas spends a season with a group of these nomads—the constant wanderers who put fruit on our table.”

Read full article at: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201110/illegal-immigration-issue-blueberry-fruit-farmers-gq-october-2011#ixzz1ZDOIX39U

Note from Farmworkers Forum:  On GQ.com, “Hecho en América” by  Jeanne Marie Laskas with photographs by Christopher Lamarca is a wonderfully written piece and photo essay about migrant workers in the blueberry fields of Maine. Typically, articles are reposted on the Forum and emailed to subscribers. But I encourage Forum readers to visit GQ.com directly to read the three-page article and view the photos. This terrific article deserves to bring visitors directly to the GQ.com site!

GQ.com, “Hecho en América” by  Jeanne Marie Laskas with photographs by Christopher Lamarca, September 2011.

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