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posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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The US supreme court declared the tomato a vegetable.



This argument has had legal implications in the United States. In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled the controversy on May 10, 1893 by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304)).[48] The holding of the case applies only to the interpretation of the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, and the court did not purport to reclassify the tomato for botanical or other purpose.


Right when I thought I had everything figured out..........
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posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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I remember when i was little and ignorant, or rather more ignorant and younger, i got so confused at the significance between vegetable and fruit.

After i got over the fact that vegetables can taste sweet and fruit can be bitter it was all confusion and i just named them all vegetables. Unless of course i'm at a get together and i say who wants fruits.

Actually now that i think about it, it only matters when someone else is around. They're all plants. Ugh. :|



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by mayabong
The US supreme court declared a tomato a vegetable.



This argument has had legal implications in the United States. In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled the controversy on May 10, 1893 by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304)).[48] The holding of the case applies only to the interpretation of the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, and the court did not purport to reclassify the tomato for botanical or other purpose.


Right when I thought I had everything figured out..........
edit on 10-5-2011 by mayabong because: (no reason given)


The Conspiracy!!!

Did you know cottons a vegetable as well? :O



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Isn't it that fruit bears seeds. (I think bananas have a seed at the bottom, could be wrong).

Veg doesn't have seeds.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by Chukkles
Isn't it that fruit bears seeds. (I think bananas have a seed at the bottom, could be wrong).

Veg doesn't have seeds.

I think veg have seeds



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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Which ones?

Broccoli?
Carrot?
Potato?
Maybe the plant's they grow on flower and that flower contains the seed but not the vegetable itself.
All fruit contains it's own seed. ie. Tomatoes.




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