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TEDxFruitvale - Barry Estabrook - Following the Money in Lake Apopka, FL

What happened on the shores of Lake Apopka, Florida, was an unprecedented environmental and human tragedy. Looking at who profited from it and who paid for it is a stark reminder of how little we respect and value the men and women who feed us. About Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland: Stints working on a dairy farm and a commercial fishing boat as a young man convinced Barry that writing about how food was produced was much easier than actually producing it. Barry's article for Gourmet on labor abuses in Florida's tomato fields received the 2010 James Beard Award for magazine feature writing. His book Tomatoland, about how industrial agriculture has ruined the tomato in all ways -- gastronomic, environmental, and in terms of labor abuse -- was released in June 2011 by Andrews McMeel. This talk is part of Session Three: Money for TEDxFruitvale, which was held on October 14, 2011 at Mills College in Oakland, CA. The conference's theme was Harvesting Change, and it focused on farmworkers, labor and other social justice movements, and fair labor practices in business. http://www.tedxfruitvale.org/ About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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