How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Publication Date: September 2011
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James Beard Award-winning journalist Barry Estabrook presents the history of the modern tomato industry-a suspenseful whodunit as well as an expose of America's agribusiness systems.
James Beard Award-winning journalist Barry Estabrook was a contributing editor at Gourmet magazine for eight years, writing investigative articles about where food comes from. He was the founding editor of Eating Well magazine and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Reader's Digest, Men's Health, Audubon, and the Washington Post, and contributes regularly to the Atlantic Monthly's website. His work has been anthologized in the Best American Food Writing series, and he has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows. Barry lives and grows tomatoes in his garden in Vermont. Pete Larkin, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has wide voice-over and on-camera experience and has worked in virtually all media. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993. He has worked as a disc jockey in Baltimore, Washington, and New York, including as host of WNEW-FM's highly rated "Saturday Morning Sixties" program. An award-winning on-camera host, Pete has worked on many industrial films for many of the country's top companies, corporations, and governmental agencies and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations. His theater experience includes a variety of dramatic, comedic, and musical roles.
In his new book, Tomatoland, food writer Barry Estabrook details the life of the mass-produced tomato â�� and the environmental and human costs of the tomato industry. Today's tomatoes, he says, are bred for shipping and not for taste. More at NPR.org
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"[A] thought-provoking book." ---Publishers Weekly