by Zuhayr Mallam, founder of the UC Davis Diabetes Advocacy and Awareness Group (DAAG). For more information about this group, visit their website.
Tomatoes are among the most popular items in American gardens today and are commonly used in many types of salads and sauces. They have an especially rich history at UC Davis (see the “square tomato” and other tomato research on campus) and thrive in the Sacramento Valley, due to the prime tomato-cultivating summer climate.
|Image taken from the Gillaspy Lab webpage at Virginia Tech University|
This theory is still much up in the air, but it is good food for thought. A major potential benefit of this method would be providing irrigation for crops in areas with freshwater restrictions and shortages as well as malnourishment.
Hmm… This may be an interesting opportunity for a summer science experiment! Let us know if you decide to give it a try.
As always, consult a medical professional before making any changes to your lifestyle or diet!