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People have often asked me why my soups are so powerful and delicious, I have purchased meat directly from the slaughterhouse/butcher i get the cuts i want, And i have all my own vegetables grown just outside the kitchen, this allows me to have the most wholesome tastefilled awesome soup on demand whenever i like 2 topsy turvies full of tomatos and its near endless.

Totally. The bet chilli I've ever ate was not made with water - the only fluid in it was mashed up tomatoes from our garden. SO good.
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So how do you overclock a tomato then ?
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So how do you overclock a tomato then ?


Apply fertiliser, starve from water.
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So how do you overclock a tomato then ?

Plant an "early" variety. They're made to grow in colder climates with a shorter growing season, so they start producing fruit faster.

Or migrate south for the winter, plant some tomatoes there, and then bring them back with you. You'll have almost mature plants when everyone else in your area is just planting their seed.
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I never would have thought the realms of geekdom harboured so many tomato lovers. I'm amazed and if there was a tomato smiley it would go right here.
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I like that tomaties go on pizza, and pizza gets stuffed in my mouth when I'm waiting to respawn, which is often.
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This. There is actually a difference.. here is a example Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Can you tell the difference? I know I sure can..
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Whatever dude..Crack an hour-old egg from a Red in the pan next to your store-bought egg.

You both are not comparing like to like. Albumin breaks down quickly with time in terms of its cohesive protein structure. This is true in all eggs.

Once again, I was a poultry nutrition scientist with a degree in animal sciences. Showing me vague a google search image of eggs of unknown origin of unknown ages is not going to suddenly change my hundreds and hundreds of hours of study, research, training and trialing in the field of poultry science.

So "whatever dude" yourself.
Edited by Solarin - 2/22/13 at 9:27pm
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however, to say the genetic modification as practiced today is the same as selective breeding used by humans for thousands of years is not true

To an extent. The mechanism is different, but the outcome is the same. Whether you use breeding to select for a stronger growth factor promoter, for example, or insert a stronger one yourself, the end result is the same.
    
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To an extent. The mechanism is different, but the outcome is the same. Whether you use breeding to select for a stronger growth factor promoter, for example, or insert a stronger one yourself, the end result is the same.

That's not what the GMO companies such as Monsanto do. All the "stronger growth factor promoter" genes come from traditional breeding practices - growing lots of plants, and then destroying 90% of the crop before the lesser plants are mature enough to breed. That's where most of the gain comes from in GMO seeds - not from the genetic modifications. The only genes being added technologically grant resistance to one specific poison which is sold exclusively by the same company making the genetic modification.
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To an extent. The mechanism is different, but the outcome is the same. Whether you use breeding to select for a stronger growth factor promoter, for example, or insert a stronger one yourself, the end result is the same.

No, it's not. Selective breeding doesn't cause massive cancers and isn't pure poison.
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