In U.S. Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks, ‘Modern Slavery’ Persists : The Salt : NPR

A new report highlights victims of human trafficking in the food industry, from farm workers to restaurant cooks and wait staff. Some victims are exploited for both sex and labor.

The idea often brings to mind immigrant women forced into sex work, but less salacious labor exploitation occurs across many legal industries, reports the nonprofit Polaris. Farm workers lured in with inflated pay rates, food industry workers isolated by language barriers, and female immigrants put to work selling drinks (and often their bodies) at bars and cantinas all fall into this category.

It ultimately affects tens of thousands in the U.S.

Source: In U.S. Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks, ‘Modern Slavery’ Persists : The Salt : NPR

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