The information was put out by our parent company, BBV Publishing and the image below captures the details, as well as our more power created by my solar system on my energy efficient house. No electric bill what so ever for over 7 years now. In fact, the utility pays me for the excess power I create. AND all done without any sacrifices, yes the AC is running all summer long. Note the smooth rounded curve in the image!
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In other news from GoingTrueGreen that has Rounded Curves, I want to share this image of my own homegrown bumpy tomatoes! They don't have smooth rounded curves because this is what tomatoes really looked like originally!
The smooth rounded supermarket tomatoes are from the work done by Alexander Livingston in the 1860s where his hybrid tomato offered a more uniformly rounded fruit with more red color. Compared to the odd shape and bumpy original tomato, the groundbreaking work increased sales as the commodity was more pleasing to the eye.
However tomatoes were misunderstood many times:
- Fruit or Veggie? Tomatoes are fruit.
- They were believed to be poisonous in eighteenth century Europe because aristocracy ate off of pewter plates which had lead in them. The tomatoes acidity caused some of the lead toxin to leach out and some people died from lead poisoning.
- In the early 1900s, bigotry increased against Italian immigrants in New York City selling tomatoes on street carts, but the bill to label tomatoes poisonous and make them illegal to sell never came to be.
Nevertheless, along with the first pizza being created in Naples Italy, the rest is history or herstory. Either way, his story or her story, the fruit is delicious. Especially when grown in your own garden, with your own compost and picked fresh to eat that very same day.
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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