The hidden cost of orange juice

Jul 8, 2023 | Food/Drink, People, Videos

Brazil is undisputedly the world’s number one orange juice supplier. But as the demand for the country’s famous natural product rises, allegations continue to surface regarding labor exploitation, malpractices, and health hazards.
In a revealing documentary, a group of trade unionists, workers, and orange plantation owners comes forward to share their firsthand experiences with the industry. From Alfonso, one of the thousands of laborers who harvest oranges under relentless weather conditions and physically taxing work, to Abel Barreto, a former union leader who speaks up about the health challenges workers face, the documentary exposes the stark reality of the country’s juice industry.

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