On today’s episode of Eating Matters, Host Jenna Liut kicks off a two part series on labor practices in the food chain with guest Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) and the Food Research Center at UC Berkeley. They discuss labor practices experienced by millions of workers in the restaurant industry, the historical events that resulted in those policies, and what advocates are doing to fight for fair wages across the country. This week’s featured startup is AeroFarms, an indoor farming organization in Newark, NJ, poised to become the world’s largest indoor vertical farm.


“70% of tipped workers in America are women and disproportionately women of color.” [13:00]