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Unilever, consumer giants push suppliers to rescue seafarers

The North Sea is seen from the deck of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller Triple-E Class container ship. (Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg)

At issue: The plight of more than 300,000 seafarers stuck on commercial vessels, where forced labor and deteriorating working conditions threaten to disrupt the global supply chain.

Virus's unseen hot zone: The American farm

Farmworkers, considered essential workers under the current COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, work a strawberry field Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Santa Paula, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

At the height of harvest season, growers supplying some of America's biggest agricultural companies and grocery store chains flouted public health guidelines to limit testing and obscure coronavirus outbreaks