This short film was made in Immokalee, Florida, where one-third of the tomatoes in our grocery stores are grown. The Perennial Plate spent a day with Lupe Gonzalo, a tomato picker and organizer for CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers). The Coalition is fighting to change the way our country's tomato laborers are treated.
'Barry Estabrook' on Serious Eats
After years of research into this industry and the lives of those who suffer for our favorite summer crop, Estabrook recently published Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit. The title certainly doesn't mince words, and Estabrook provides a compelling narrative to match his dramatic introduction.