Fields Pond Book Discussion Group. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, at 12:31 p.m.

Vermont journalist Estabrook traces the sad, tasteless life of the mass-produced tomato, from its chemical-saturated beginnings in south Florida to far-flung supermarkets. Estabrook looks at the tomato’s ancestors in Peru, grown naturally in coastal deserts and Andean foothills and concludes this thought-provoking book with innovators trying to build a better tomato.

Thursday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library

Leader: Joyce Rumery

Cost: Free

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