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Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook.. How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit. Which leaves me just enough space to say, this book is about power and corruption, not just taste.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Mr. Estabrook, who was a contributor for many years to Gourmet magazine, is a careful John McPhee-like observer of nearly every aspect of the tomato’s history and current predicament.."

The New York Times

"In my ten years as editor of Gourmet magazine, the article I am proudest to have published was Barry Estabrook's 'The Price of Tomatoes.' Now he's expanded that into this astonishingly moving and important book. If you have ever eaten a tomato--or ever plan to--you must read Tomatoland. It will change the way you think about America's most popular 'vegetable.' More importantly, it will give you new insight into the way America farms."

Ruth Reichl

Author bio: Barry Estabrook is a former contributing editor at Gourmet magazine. His work on a dairy farm and fishing boat taught him that writing about food was easier than producing it. He is the author of the recently released Tomatoland, a book about industrial tomato agriculture. He blogs at More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (220 pp. Juicy: Kindle/Print editions)

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