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Tomatoes: Tomatoland Reveals the Sordid Truth

Who knew the story of tomatoes was so sordid: modern-day slavery, environmentally destructive chemical agriculture, and fossil fuel guzzling cross-country shipping– all for America’s least favorite fruit? Though the book was published in 2011, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed our Most Alluring Fruit is still quite relevant today and makes for a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in agriculture, politics and their own connection to food.

July 17th

Biotech Playing Catchup – New GMO Purple Tomato Same Benefits as Old Non-GMO Purple Tomato

Scientists in England developed a genetically modified purple tomato with higher antioxidant levels than the average red supermarket tomato. They hope to have it on the market in three years.

Meanwhile, a few years ago, scientists in Oregon developed a non-GMO purple tomato with higher antioxidant levels than the average red supermarket tomato. You can buy it online now, if you’re looking for a boost of antioxidants.

May 24th

How To Make The Most Of Those Beautiful, Bountiful Tomatoes

Seasonal produce rocks, but it doesn’t get any better than a fresh, locally-grown tomato, whether you’ve nurtured it to ripeness yourself or found a friendly farmers market with an abundant supply. I find it hard to pass a market stand without grabbing a few. Unfortunately, I’m the only one in my house that eats them, so I’m always looking for ways to use those treasures before their inevitable decline. Here are my favorite ways to enjoy the best summer produce that exists: Tomatoes.

July 28th

Cold Soup: Tomato Veggie Soup

This cold soup is sort of like a gazpacho, but not really. It is a great cold soup that can be served for lunch or dinner, and works as an appetizer or as a main dish. It is very refreshing on those hot summer days and you can make it days ahead. The cold soup will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

April 26th