Monthly Archives: February 2013

Nature and nurture

This is my 28th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.   A couple of years back I planted a few heirloom Brandywine tomatoes. Growing them in our climate was not easy. The humidity encouraged blight and my tomatoes … Continue reading

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F. Fiondella / IRA, CCAFSGorita, Andhra Pradesh, India. What if the agricultural revolution has already happened and we didn’t realize it? Essentially, that’s the idea in this report from the Guardian about a group of poverty-stricken…

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New study confirms superiority of organic over conventional tomatoes.

This paper from Brazil has confirmed that organic tomatoes are better. The study found that vitamin C levels were 50% higher in organic tomatoes and that phenols were up to 139% higher. Phenols are thought to be significant in halting … Continue reading

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