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Tomato prices to rise if U.S-Mexico trade agreement ends, study says

 
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Tomato prices to rise if U.S-Mexico trade agreement ends, study says
Retail prices for tomatoes may double if a trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico ends, according to a study released Thursday by a tomato importing group.

The possible price hike is the result of a brewing trade war between Florida tomato growers who accuse their Mexican counterparts of “dumping,” or selling their tomatoes below fair market value.

U.S. growers, represented by the Florida Tomato Exchange, have been lobbying to end a 17-year-old trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, which sets a minimum price for tomatoes.

According to the study, released by the Fresh Produce Assn. of the Americas, prices for various tomato varieties will rise between December and May if Mexican imports are excluded from the U.S. market.

Grocery shoppers will be hit with sticker shock when picking out various tomatoes, the study reports.

The price of hothouse round tomatoes, for instance, is projected to rise from $2.02 per pound to almost $4 a pound. Roma tomatoes would increase from $1.25 per pound to $3.96 per pound.
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They aren't tomatoes...They are the aborted fetuses from young Mexican girls.
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I don't like the idea of dirty Mexicans touching my food anyway so I'm all for it.
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Do people still eat tomatoes? They usually have no smell or taste (unless salted) anymore.
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Do people still eat tomatoes? They usually have no smell or taste (unless salted) anymore.
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I still do
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That's ok. Tomatoes are easy to grow. You could probably just go ahead and repeal nafta, that would be great.
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Re: Tomato prices to rise if U.S-Mexico trade agreement ends, study says
Get your tomato seeds now and get ready to plant your own.

Tomatoes are easy to grow and don't require all that much direct sunlight. They do however like what is called "hot feet".......meaning they like the ground to be really warm.

Plant and grow your own tomatoes and to hell with these commerically grown never-rotting tomatoes that have no taste.
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Do people still eat tomatoes? They usually have no smell or taste (unless salted) anymore.
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Shitty greenhouse tomatoes taste like a glass of water. Some of it is variety. They're grown to be big and red, not tasty. The other part is growing technique. The greenhouse hydroponic tomatoes are the worst, they're nothing but water and Miracle Gro.
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Grow your own fucking tomatoes!
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I don't like the idea of dirty Mexicans touching my food anyway so I'm all for it.
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LOL! I thought that was just an American thing.
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fucking awesome

and who gives a shit i can grow all the maters i want in some containers
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Don't waste your money buying those nasty tasteless commercial tomatoes.

GROW YOUR OWN AND THE TASTE IS AWESOME AND RICH AND YOU WILL JUST BE AMAZED AND JUST CRAVE THEM FOR THEIR RICHNESS IN VITAMINS.

DURING TOMATO GROWING SEASON I HAVE A "TOMATO SANDWICH" EVERY MORNING FOR BREAKFAST.......ON 12 GRAIN BREAD SLATHERED WITH LOTS OF MAYO, SALT AND PEPPER....JUST WONDERFUL.

SO WHY WOULD ANYBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND PAY.......PAY.......PAY LIKE IN SPEND MONEY TO BUY THOSE HORRID COMMERICIAL GROCERY STORE TOMATOES???????
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Some real fucking tomato doom! pump2
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Was reading that these hothouse tomatoes are picked green and then turned red "ripened" by nitrogen gas. Its no wonder they have no taste. Grow your own, God damn it.