Friday, July 13, 2012
We all know that nothing tastes quite like a home grown tomato. For years, the consensus in my family has been that home grown just tasted better. Guess what - it turns out that we're right! It didn't take a degree in genetic engineering for us to make this determination, just a few taste buds - but now those scientists not only agree with us, it seems they know why.
Here is an article that explains it all better than I can:
The summary is that they decided to mess with mother nature and try to get the tomatoes to ripen uniformly on the plant and in doing so turned off 'flavor' gene. That may be a little oversimplified, but it's close enough to convince me that once again, maybe we don't need to fix what isn't broken.
I am a homeschooling mother of four. I love my family. I love the sunshine. I love making crafts and surprising the kids with a new creation. I love watching things grow. I hope to share some of my joys with you through my blog and my store. I'm always open to suggestions and comments, so please be liberal with both!