Barry Estabrook, one of the leading voices in the sustainable agriculture movement, will make a public presentation at Green Mountain College Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Estabrook comes to GMC through the efforts of Kaitlyn Reilly, who invited him as part of her Delicate Balance project.
Estabrook is a three-time James Beard Award-winning author, investigative journalist, and blogger for Politics Of the Plate. Among his books is Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Guide to Sustainable Meat, a deep examination of pork farming. His 2011 book Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, describes how modern industrial agriculture has ruined the tomato in terms of the taste of the product and how it is raised. The book was a New York Times bestseller and won the Farmworker Justice Award. The book also inspired the 2014 documentary “Food Chains.” Estabrook was formerly a contributing editor to Gourmet magazine and has contributed to the New York Times, The Washington Post, Men’s Health, theAtlantic.com and MarkBittman.com.
His presentation is free and open to the pubic and will be held on April 7th at 6 p.m. in the East Room (Withey Hall).