VIDEO: Students respond to tomato absence
Bon Appétit, the food provider for most of Washington University’s campus, recently announced that it would no longer serve tomato slices or wedges on campus in order to assure higher wages and better conditions for workers who pick tomatoes in Florida. Bon Appétit—which imports tomatoes from Florida during the winter—signed an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) that states that the company will only import tomatoes from farms who also signed the agreement that guarantees rights for these workers.
The result on campus? Only grape tomatoes for now. We asked students, “What do you think?”