“Five Awful Things I Learned as a Child Laborer in the USA”: Cracked

“Five Awful Things I Learned as a Child Laborer in the USA”: Cracked October 5, 2014

continues to tell hidden stories:

We all love food, because it’s delicious and without it we’d all die horribly. We also love the fact that we really don’t have to worry where said food came from beyond “the store” or, if you think about it a little harder, “the ground.” So what if we were to tell you our favorite foodstuffs are being harvested by tens of thousands of exploited children? This isn’t some shady underground child labor ring run by the mafia, either — it’s 100-percent legal in almost every state of the union.

We sat down with Norma Flores, who sweated and toiled in the fields while her peers spent their time doing homework and having childhoods. Here’s what she told us about the shockingly modern face of backbreaking child labor …

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