Friday, August 6, 2010

Tomato Plant

Not what you'd expected when you saw the title "Tomato Plant?" Yeah, sorry about that. Further sorry about the horrible pun.
This is another in my food politics series. Can you also tell that I'd read a book about tomatoes? Also, even if you've never eaten in a Mcdonalds' or planned to eat at one, they control a lot of the tomato market by requiring large pericarp (the fleshy inside) and small seed pockets (locule) to ensure the sliceability of a tomato. They also control the size, demanding tomatoes as big as their hamburgers. This also depicts the use of nanotechnology, ethylene, and wax.

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