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Yep. I don't even bother buying fresh tomatoes out-of-season anymore- it was because of the poor taste, but it's good to know about the pesticide and labor issues associated with the tomato industry.<br><br>
There's nothing wrong with canned tomatoes anyway.
 

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my way of fighting this is to grow my own, and preserve them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">.
 

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The ones I grew this year were awful. Granted, I do not have a green thumb, but these were hard and tough inside. Not good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> The local ones weren't even that good this year. We must not have had the best weather for tomatoes.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Poppy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2971339"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The ones I grew this year were awful. Granted, I do not have a green thumb, but these were hard and tough inside. Not good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> The local ones weren't even that good this year. We must not have had the best weather for tomatoes.</div>
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did you have a very wet year?
 

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i'm planning to fight the heat next year with shade cloth and misting heads. i hope to have tomatoes pretty much year round. normally, it's so hot in the summer it burns them up, and obviously the winter doesn't do them any good either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">.
 

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Anyone else catch this?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Paul Greenberg (<i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFour-Fish-Future-Last-Wild%2Fdp%2F1594202567" target="_blank"><span style="color:#005790;">Four Fish</span></a></i>) has caused us to think twice about the most healthy source of protein.</div>
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It is obvious that tomatoes are a product of genetic engineering. Homegrown tomatoes are ugly as hell, but taste better than supermarket ones. But to tell the truth, I haven't had a good tomato in years. Even homegrown ones I have had in the past couple years taste no better. I think Monsanto has infiltrated the seed industry and has changed homegrown ones, too.
 

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I grow my own this year they are awesome and there are oodles of eways I like to eat them and if I cant eat them fast enough.....I cook them for homemade pasta sauce in the winter or dehydrate them for later use.....I have had some storebought tomatoes and they werent perfect but werent awful....I have had hothouse in the past that tasted like nothing ....<br><br>
Peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It is obvious that tomatoes are a product of genetic engineering. Homegrown tomatoes are ugly as hell, but taste better than supermarket ones. But to tell the truth, I haven't had a good tomato in years. Even homegrown ones I have had in the past couple years taste no better. I think Monsanto has infiltrated the seed industry and has changed homegrown ones, too.</div>
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you can buy legacy seeds. try tomatobob.com.
 
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