Monday, August 1, 2011

Why do grocery store tomatoes taste terrible?

(and the 'slave' labor behind them.)

A quote: "For the last 50 or more years, tomato breeders have concentrated essentially on one thing and that is yield — they want plants that yield as many or as much as possible," writer Barry Estabrook tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "They also want those fruits to be able to stand up to being harvested, packed, artificially turned orange [with ethylene gas] and then shipped away and still be holding together in the supermarket a week or 10 days later."

Let's get our gardens going!

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