Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Scientist Has Created the Perfect Tomato—but Supermarkets Refuse to Sell It

 

 

Tomato lovers, stop rejoicing. Because you will not find the perfect supermarket tomato in any supermarket. Not now, and perhaps not ever. It’s not because the Garden Gem is a genetically modified organism—it was bred the same way tomatoes have been bred for thousands of years. It’s not because some multinational owns the patent and won’t release it in the U.S. (which, unfortunately, is the case with a superb British potato called the Mayan Gold). It’s because Big Tomato doesn’t care about flavor. Tomato farmers don’t care. Tomato packers don’t care. And supermarkets don’t care.

Source: A Scientist Has Created the Perfect Tomato—but Supermarkets Refuse to Sell It

Food as a commons: A shift we need to disrupt the neoliberal food paradigm | Heathwood Press

Key Series: Systems, Commons and Agriculture By Jose Luis Vivero Pol Our society has a troublesome relationship with food. Although we produce enough food to adequately feed all, both obesity and under-nutrition affect an estimated 2.3 billion people globally causing 6 million deaths annually (1-2). Nowadays, many eat poorly to enable others to eat badly …

Source: Food as a commons: A shift we need to disrupt the neoliberal food paradigm | Heathwood Press