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Attack of the Killer Tomato Blight: All Growers Are Responsible For One Another

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Dan Barber’s recent editorial ”You Say Tomato, I say Agricultural Disaster” in last Sunday’s the New York Times reminds us that even when we try to  opt out of the agribusiness system, we’re still part of the eco-system.  In our efforts in the Northeast to grow our own tomatoes, it looks like we home gardeners may have inadvertently contributed to the tomato blight plaguing our local CSA’s and other small farms.  I had really been looking forward to the tomato harvest, but instead I’m reminded sharply how sharing the harvest especially this year is sharing the risk. How are others dealing with the tomato blight crisis?

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2 Responses to “Attack of the Killer Tomato Blight: All Growers Are Responsible For One Another”

  1. Al Hunter Says:

    How are the corporate growers, distributors, and retailers who sold the contaminated plants to the home gardeners sharing the risk?

  2. Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz Says:

    For my part, I’ve been eating a lot of fried and grilled *green* tomatoes. I’m not sure it will come to this, but I do have an old, handwritten recipe from some long-dead relative in Yiddish for pickled green tomatoes…

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