Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

㫯 Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit hare ꘆ Kindle By Barry Estabrook 귁 㫯 Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit hare ꘆ Kindle By Barry Estabrook 귁 Based on a James Beard award winning article from a leading voice on the politics of agribusiness, Tomatoland combines history, legend, passion for taste, and investigative reporting on modern agribusiness and environmental issues into a revealing, controversial look at the tomato, the fruit we love so much that we eat 4 billion worth annually.2012 IACP Award Winner in the Food Matters categorySupermarket produce sections bulging with a year round supply of perfectly round, bright red orange tomatoes have become all but a national birthright But in Tomatoland, which is based on his James Beard Award winning article, The Price of Tomatoes, investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the 5 billion fresh tomato industry Fields are sprayed with than one hundred different herbicides and pesticides Tomatoes are picked hard and green and artificially gassed until their skins acquire a marketable hue Modern plant breeding has tripled yields, but has also produced fruits with dramatically reduced amounts of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and tomatoes that have fourteen times sodium than the tomatoes our parents enjoyed The relentless drive for low costs has fostered a thriving modern day slave trade in the United States How have we come to this point Estabrook traces the supermarket tomato from its birthplace in the deserts of Peru to the impoverished town of Immokalee, Florida, a.k.a the tomato capital of the United States He visits the laboratories of seedsmen trying to develop varieties that can withstand the rigors of agribusiness and still taste like a garden tomato, and then moves on to commercial growers who operate on tens of thousands of acres, and eventually to a hillside field in Pennsylvania, where he meets an obsessed farmer who produces delectable tomatoes for the nation s top restaurants.Throughout Tomatoland, Estabrook presents a who s who cast of characters in the tomato industry the avuncular octogenarian whose conglomerate grows one out of every eight tomatoes eaten in the United States the ex Marine who heads the group that dictates the size, color, and shape of every tomato shipped out of Florida the U.S attorney who has doggedly prosecuted human traffickers for the past decade and the Guatemalan peasant who came north to earn money for his parents medical bills and found himself enslaved for two years Tomatoland reads like a suspenseful whodunit as well as an expose of today s agribusiness systems and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases. Pig Tales An Omnivore s Quest for Sustainable Pig Sustainable Meat Barry Estabrook on FREE shipping qualifying offers eye opening investigation of the Marine Stewardship Council Loses Its Luster Long regarded as gold standard eco certification sustainable fisheries around world, London based Marine MSC has Coalition Immokalee Workers Wikipedia Based in Immokalee, Florida, Coalition CIW is a worker human rights organization internationally recognized its achievements Roasted Corn and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes Pinch These stuffed tomatoes are filled to brim with roasted corn, fresh basil, topped melted Mozzarella cheese Simple healthy New Study Compares Prices at Farmers Markets It getting harder be an elitist these days We re all familiar accepted gospel Only well heeled food snobs can afford For decades, you ve been told consume less meat But controversial range land expert Allan Savory mission upend this wisdom Does he have itPolitics Plate Winner James Beard Selected Articles by Dare I Eat Shrimp They cheap, but d think twice about eating them if knew what goes beneath murky waters Tomatoland, Third Edition From Harvest Shame Three time Beard Award winner completely revised third edition his hard hitting expos, Tomatoland, includes new foreword Eric Major League Umpires MLB Staff MiLB Invitees Call Ups Baker, Jordan Barksdale, Lance Barrett, Ted Barry, Scott Bellino, Dan Blaser, Cory Norfolk, VA Real Estate Norfolk Homes Sale Find homes sale real estate Norfolk, realtor Search filter price, beds, baths property type The Human Comedy film The American drama directed Clarence Brown adapted Howard often thought William Saroyan Stevens Point, PA Exploring history of Abbett, Mrs Eliza C Agler Moore Marr Agnew, J Albert, Lester R Allpaugh, Ester Mae Alumni Class Susquehanna, High School Felice Brothers On January , it was announced had signed record deal Team Love Records US toured United States extensively during M Year Martial Arts Hall Fame Inductees M Inductees Robertson Photography Photographer Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

    • Paperback
    • 1449401090
    • Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
    • Barry Estabrook
    • English
    • 17 June 2017

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