"The remarkable thing about this project was not just sugar, an extraordinary but much taken for granted commodity but the extraordinary lives of ordinary refinery workers... This project has lots of historical curiosity value but it has wider ramifications for ongoing debates on the politics of food and globalization. It's also a vital record of the people who struggled against a major multinational to protect not just their own livelihoods but a whole community."
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I knew the name of Tod Sloane long before I ever met him, or knew where the refinery was for that matter! His was a name I heard often when my Dad talked about work, along with Mickey Mee, Matty Carol, Mickey Hayes and others.
I think I had been working at the refinery for about a year or so before I found out his name was actually Albert! Best wishes on your birthday. To quote Mr Spock-“Live long and prosper”.