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Politics of the Plate

Perfectly red, unblemished winter tomatoes don't just disappoint when it comes to taste and nutrition: they may be the product of modern-day slavery on industrial farms. Barry Estabrook's exposé of abuses in the Florida tomato industry earned him a James Beard award. He joins us to discuss his work shining a light on our food chain.

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Excerpted from Barry Estabrook's "Tomatoland." Copyright 2012 by Barry Estabrook. Reprinted here by permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing. All rights reserved:

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