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TitleTomatoland
AuthorBarry Estabrook
ISBN1449401090
ImprintBarry Estabrook Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages240

Description

Investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the 5 billion fresh tomato industry and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases.

Reviews

Andrea

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

This book reminds me of a lyric by one of my favorite bands, The White Stripes White Americans, what, nothin better to do Why don t you kick yourself out, you re an immigrant tooWho s usin who What should we do Well you can t be a pimp and a prostitute too Certain segments of American society love t... (Sign in to see more)


Marvin

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

If you only read one book about tomatoes in your lifetime make it this one.Thanks to investigative books and films like Fast Food Nation and Food, Inc., we have been exposed to the shady going ons in the food industry that gives us unhealthy sub standard food products and inhumane trea... (Sign in to see more)


David

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

This book is sort of a cross between The Omnivore s Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals and The Grapes of Wrath It is both a description of the tomato and how agri business has transformed the tomato into a tasteless commodity, and a sociological muckraking of the obscene conditions suffered by ... (Sign in to see more)


Simone

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

Everyone Go Read This Book Now, before you eat another bad tomato Any American who has eaten a winter tomato, either purchased at a supermarket or on top of a fast food salad, has eaten a fruit picked by the hand of a slave That s not an assumption , said Douglas Molloy, a U.S attorney in Florid... (Sign in to see more)


Linda

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

Tomatoland is one of the very best investigative books I have read in many years The topic is 21st Century slavery and related abuses in the tomato fields of Florida, in locations not far from Disney s Magic Kingdom and Naples, one of the wealthiest communities in the US I really respect and appreci... (Sign in to see more)


Gail

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

I already know that after reading this book or before i even finish i will plant tomatoes in my yard and boycot supermarket tomatoes later This was an eye opening book and what the prediction I made above came true The last couple chapters were slower going that the beginning ones, but overall this ... (Sign in to see more)


Adwoa

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

Estabrook s Tomatoland offers an incredibly lucid and even handed look at what is frequently a horrific industry in an unfair state and for that, I commend him.As a writer and garden grower of tomatoes who cares about both good food and human rights, Immokalee presents a complex problem On one hand,... (Sign in to see more)


Sherri

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

There are certain books that have changed my viewpoint and shopping habits this is one of those books At some point in my consciousness, I knew that tomato workers were treated poorly I vaguely recalled the time when Chipotle became the first restaurant to insist that its tomatos were purchased from... (Sign in to see more)


Louise

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

This was an illuminating look into the modern day tomato business I am going to be careful about where and when I buy tomatoes from now on.


Dana

Tomatoland By Barry Estabrook

Rarely, if ever, has a book made me this angry I had no idea that today, here in the USA, in Florida, people are being held against their wills as slaves, beaten, subjected to cancer causing and birth defect causing caustic chemicals, living in horribly disgusting substandard conditions, sometimes l... (Sign in to see more)


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