Eating a varied diet of local meat, dairy, and produce is more ethical than conventional vegetarianism or veganism. The rice industry’s workers are underpaid and overworked, and few can make enough during planting or harvest seasons to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads.
The series, Blood Sweat and Takeaways should be on everyone’s must-watch list. Here’s a sample of what basically happens to rice workers. According to the activist working to help women get out of the sex industry, 80% of Thai prostitutes in the hottest red light district are from Isan, a rice town.
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