On my drive back from Iztuzu Beach
last year, we stopped by a truck stop at a high pass on the Taurus Mountains
. After a few minutes of rest, we ordered gozleme
which was served with fresh local tomatoes. Best tomatoes I've eaten in a very long time. These "no hormone
tomatoes" sold at the local Urla
bazaar were no match in comparison.
It's said that the Green Revolution
saved over a billion people from starvation due to agricultural research, development and technology transfer initiatives, ultimately resulting in higher yields. But many argue that the Green Revolution is unsustainable, questioning general food safety and environmental impact thanks to the extensive use of pesticides, hormones and GMO technologies and the reduction in agricultural biodiversity. All that is for "experts" to decide, but I know higher yield
tomatoes don't taste as good as the good old tomato.