True Crime Novel: Tomatoland

In the back of our minds we know the common store-bought tomato is not worth purchasing.  We know that the T in a BLT or Caprese Salad in 90% of restaurant establishments will be a disappointment.  We know this, but have been able to look past it. Not only will you want to shun the agribusiness tomato, you will want to sign a petition and attend a rally against the Florida tomato.   The new book by Barry Estabrook -Tomatoland-shines a bright and unforgiving light on the immoral human rights violations taking place in the name of corporate greed.  This is just one of many of the inexplicable over sights and bad calls made by our own USDA.  Americans must demand that our government stop propping up these industries, corporations and CEOs.  We know better, now we need to do better.

Grow your own tomatoes.  Buy at farmers markets.  Can for winter. Take a break from tomatoes when they are unavailable locally.  Share this information with people that can make a difference, like the chefs and owners of your favorite restaurants and grocery store managers.

To read reviews and hear interviews follow the links below.  The information is grim, and everyone should be aware of the true costs of consumer apathy and indifference.  We are allowing corporate greed to ruin this country at every level, right down to the condiment on your fast food burger.

New York TimesNPRDaily Kos

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