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Summer is in full swing in New Hampshire, but the first local field tomatoes won’t appear for a few more weeks. Yet, most consumers have grown accustomed to the everlasting supply of tomatoes on supermarket shelves nationwide. Where do these tomatoes come from and what’s the real cost of what we pay for a tomato in March? In Tomatoland: how modern industrial agriculture destroyed our most alluring fruit, food journalist Barry Estabrook follows our winter tomatoes back to the vine in...South Florida.  Estabrook follows the life of a supermarket tomato revealing, “the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry” and tells us “why supermarket tomatoes tend to...