Abrimos con fragmentos de la conversación durante una cena en julio. Los tres que están hablando aquí son Ricardo Arana, Daniel Watman, y Elizabeth Chaney. Pero, había tres personas más que estaban presentes. Ellos hablarán en otros momentos.
R: “It’s funny because the guys who work there, they started to see me coming and going, and bringing the ton of residuos and throwing and shoveling it. And they would ask questions.
They had all been fieldworkers, through California to Oregon. They would start naming places they went to and what kind of produce is the main produce there…
To me it was kind of-I was thinking about cycles, and, you know, how these guys had probably been deported…and most likely, they were exposed to chemicals.
D: Is that a problem? I would imagine that the food at BANATI comes from fields that were sprayed with pesticides-
E: Right, where does most of the food come from? Or does it just come from people who donate it?
R: It comes from the distributors.
E: Okay, so, it comes from distributors like who work with Soriana?
R: Yes, for example, you know Coliman?
E: I don’t.
R: You go to Soriana and you look at the fruits, and you will find a sticker that says “Coliman.” That’s a brand, a distributor brand. All of the stuff that they don’t sell, they give to the food bank. And some other distributors and some markets-I’m not sure which.