Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
The current review of standards for egg and poultry farming does little to assuage fears that the industry wields too much influence. Only an independent regulator can restore public confidence.
Donald Trump has described NAFTA as the worst trade deal ever signed by the United States. As NAFTA talks continue, here's what Canada and Mexico can do if the unthinkable happens.
It doesn't happen often that a multinational will blink when taken on by an individual. But a passionate campaigner's successful crusade has shown how it can be done.