Year 6, Book 35

35. Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook
Estabrook takes a long hard look at the world of the tomato from it’s inception as a food crop to how it has become a mass produced object that barely resembles food any more. He also provides a look at the tomato growers and the people who pick the tomatoes and their poor working conditions. It’s another book in what is becoming a long line of books about the high cost of low cost food, but unless you’re entirely burnt out on this genre of books it is an engaging read that provides a look into yet another niche of food system. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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