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The committee decreed that tomatoes indeed will be round, with an 8-3 vote that effectively bans the export of the winter-grown UglyRipe north and west of the Suwannee River, including the Tallahassee area. That's because the lumpy tomato can't meet roundness standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1991.
"They feel threatened by our tomato, because it tastes so much better than anything on the market," Procacci said.
"The reality is, the American consumer doesn't care about looks when it comes to heirloom tomatoes," Procacci said. "They're very forgiving of the way it looks if they want the taste."
Originally posted by Xatnys
How is it that we've gotten so far away from the spirit of questioning "reliable sources"? For many, a government report could come out later today claiming the Sky was in fact not blue, but it was really pink and had just been mislabeled up until now, and they'd go with it.
I personally believe that the lack of this once-cherished "spirit of thought" will eventually be the downfall of us all.
the lumpy tomato can't meet roundness standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1991.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
Does someone profit from having farmers buy seed of a particular variety like beef master?
Did they lobby to make it more difficult for farmers to use older, more common varieties?