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Old August 17, 2014   #12
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Tomatoes are the exception to the rule.

Tobacco is the world's most consumbed stimulant.
Potatoes are toxic when consumed raw.
The other solanaceae don't have a stellar reputation.
Even the leaves of tomato plants are toxic.

Its actually pretty logical that Europeans where whigged out about consuming tomatoes for so long, given the generally high level of botanical knowledge back then.

Jamestown was supposed to be a giant tobacco plantation and its interesting that the pilgrims were getting wasted on Jimson weed during the long, dismal winter hours.

Kinda puts Salem into perspective.

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