Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tomato monoculture

P7238909 You Say Tomato, I Say Agricultural Disaster,, By DAN BARBER, New York Times, Published: August 8, 2009:
For years, this kind of breeding has fallen by the wayside — the result of a food movement wary of science and an industrialized food chain that eschews differentiation in favor of uniformity. (Why develop and sell 20 different tomato varieties for 20 different microclimates when you can simply sell one?)
Does it seem that agricultural monocultures are almost always produced by economic greed?