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Spice_zing Apr 5, 2012 08:49 PM

Anyone seen this? A sad commentary on the food industry.

http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/abraham...

Food writer Barry Estabrook talks about abuses in the Florida tomato fields — where all of those winter tomatoes are grown. His book Tomatoland will be released April 24.

  1. erica Apr 6, 2012 02:16 PM

    I read "Tomatoland" last early summer, so it is not new just now.

    The author was interviewed on NPR back then as well. I'd recommend for the insight the book offers into the despicable conditions that exist for the pickers, and the abuses perpetuated by the industry. It is not exactly a food book.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/06/28/1373719...

    1. Kagemusha Apr 6, 2012 01:01 PM

      So like this is news? Ever hear of Cesar Chavez and the UFW?

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