Growing and Selling

Tomatoland – how modern industrial agriculture destroyed our most alluring fruit

16 January 2012 - 5:54pm -- Gerry Danby
Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

Investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook exposes the “human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry” in this compelling account. I picked up Tomatoland thinking it to be simply a book about the industrialisation of a favourite food, but it is much, much more and provides a graphic account of the politics of production and the exploitation, oppression and, yes, slavery of ordinary workers involved in putting Florida tomatoes on supermarket shelves.

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