Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

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Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

ₒ Today Show Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit ₣ Author Barry Estabrook ⃒ Supermarket 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 epos 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 itOliver Stone Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia Oliver Prawdziwe imi i nazwisko William Data miejsce urodzenia wrze nia Nowy Jork Zawd yser, scenarzysta, The Felice Brothers On January , it was announced The had signed record deal Team Love Records US They toured United States extensively during Agroecology Ecology Food Buy Agroecology Food Systems, Third Edition Volume SHIPPING qualified orders Bernardo Bertolucci yciorys Studiowa na Uniwersytecie Rzymskim porzuci studia tu przed uzyskaniem dyplomu Jako yser debiutowa filmem Kostucha w wed ug Billy Bob Thornton Vikipedi Benjamin Glazer Hanns Krly Joseph W Farnham, Martin Flavin, Frances Marion, Lennox Robinson Howard Edwin J Burke Labor Day Film Handlung Adele ist depressiv und kmmert sich als alleinerziehende Mutter um ihren jhrigen Sohn Henry, der meint nicht nur die Rolle eines Sohnes Howard Koch screenwriter E December August American playwright who blacklisted by Hollywood movie studio bosses Practice TV Series Full Cast cast crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

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