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“Tomatoland” Author to Speak at UT Feb. 25

Published: January 22, 2014
Agricultural writer Barry Estabrook and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will present a program entitled “Tomatoland: Modern Day Slavery in Florida” as part of The University of Tampa Department of English and Writing’s Scholars’ Symposia.

The program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Grand Salon in Plant Hall on the UT campus.

Barry Estabrook is the author of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit . Published in 2011, it is described by the author as being “about how industrial agriculture has ruined the tomato in all ways — gastronomic, environmental and in terms of labor abuse.” Estabrook is a former writer for Gourmet magazine.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in the fields of corporate social responsibility, community organizing and sustainable food.

The program is free and open to the public. A book signing and Q-and-A session will follow the program.

For more information, contact Kacy Tillman, assistant professor of English, at .