The production and sale of food generates billions worldwide. It is large corporations which are responsible for making decisions on labour and production conditions in the food industry. However, when it comes to assuming responsibility for the people who make this vast wealth possible in the first place, i.e. the employees, these corporations stress that they are under no legal obligation to assume such responsibility.
The orange juice study paints a transparent picture of the entire supply chain, from the cultivation of the oranges to the marketing of the juice. Research findings in Brazil and Germany shed light on something which food retailers are all too happy to cover up: dependence and exploitation.