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From The Cheap Labor Lobby
About a year and a half ago I saw an hour-long cable-TV
channel special devoted to the latest state of the
program showed an excellent harvesting machine for all
traditionally thought to require human labor,
and demonstrated the ingenious ways in which the
harvesting machines work, from ones picking apples,
pears, plums, olives,
oranges to stoop-harvesting crops like
strawberries, broccoli and
whole gamut of crops can now be harvested by machine
with excellent results: non-bruised fruits
and vegetables and therefore no more need for farm
harvest labor, just the initial investment in the
remember the program`s pièce
de résistance, saved for the very end, was
the mechanical harvester for dessert grapes. As opposed
grapes slated for wine making, dessert grapes—also
known as table grapes—cannot be bruised
at all in
the harvesting process or consumers won`t buy them.
Historically, table grapes have been harvested
by labor-intensive hand picking.
Table grapes were the last hold out among fruit and
vegetable harvests believed resistant to mechanization.
conclusion: there is no more reason for
importing Mexican labor for the cyclical fruit and
vegetable harvest in the U.S.
Joe Guzzardi comments:
No Fruits For Their Labor, an October 11th
Op-ed piece in the
Francisco Chronicle by labor expert and open borders
David Bacon. Bacon, confirming Sailer, describes
traveling recently throughout California without seeing
any fruits rotting on the trees.