Re: [tomato] [Fwd: No Tomatoes in 1998?]

Ian & Laurie Stoba (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 15:33:52 -0800

>Those concerned about the culinary effects of the ban neednt worry;
>commercially-grown tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant will remain on the
>market as the commercial farms will raise them in sterilized soil.
>Dremper noted that "...there are so many other good food plants available,
>and we will encourage people to grow them instead. Parsley, for example,
>is an under-used vegetable."
Surely this must be a joke? How convenient that commercial growers, who
are always so good at caring for our environment, will be able to provide
all of our tomato needs in the interim:) Is there any proof to suggest
that home crops are actually infecting commercial crops? Seems pretty
unlikely. Parsley Parmegiana, anyone?