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Walmart and the Kroger supermarket chain have severed ties with one of the country's major blueberry growers after an ABC News investigation found children, including one as young as five-years-old, working in its fields.
The children were discovered at the Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company, in South Haven, Michigan, this summer by graduate school students working with ABC News as fellows with the Carnegie Corporation.
The full report on the investigation airs tonight on Nightline.
A five-year-old girl, named Suli, was seen lugging two heavy buckets of blueberries picked by her parents and brothers, aged seven and eight.
An 11-year-old boy in the Adkin fields told the Carnegie fellows he had been picking blueberries since the age of eight.
Originally posted by OhZone
I think the report is exaggerated and misleading.
When I was grade school age we would go pick strawberries on week ends. We got paid as we brought in the filled container. We came when we wanted to and left when we wanted to.