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This timely expose on industrial farming explores the modern production of tomatoes, highlighting the health, taste, and political and social costs of providing cheap, ostensibly seasonal produce year round. The volume explores the history of genetic experimentation with tomato crops, deterioration of heirloom stocks and the attendant sacrifices of taste for durability, and delves into the harsh labor practices, often illegal and occasionally including literal slavery, that run rampant in American tomato fields. The volume is written in an engaging style that will appeal to general readers with an interest in food politics. Estabrook is a prominent food journalist.
Reference & Research Book News Dec. 2011.
Big Questions about Tomatoes
How do we feed the world?
Are we what we eat? What do we need to know about our food in order to make good decisions about what we eat?
How do we get tomatoes at Meijer's in January?
Why am I supposed to wash my tomatoes?
Which is more expensive - fresh produce or junk food? Why?
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Environmental Studies (Gale In Context)This link opens in a new windowThis database focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Contains authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.
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Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)This link opens in a new windowProvides information about “hot social issues” from a variety of resources: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference resources, magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, and links to web sites.
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