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Protesters want Kroger to sign fair food agreement

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Kroger Shareholder's met on Thursday, while protesters gathered down below over a fair food agreement.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Ohio Fair Food, and Cincinnati Interfaith Workers' Center all met in effort to get Kroger to sign a fair food agreement, known as the ‘Fair Food Program'. The program would require Kroger to pay more for tomatoes and improve working conditions for farmers.

Protesters say other fast food and food service corporations are currently working with Florida farmers to eliminate low wages and horrible working conditions, and would like Kroger to follow suit.

Kroger officials say they are not breaking any laws. Kroger representatives have also been sent to their Florida suppliers to make sure there are no labor laws in violation.

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