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A truck hauling a load of tomatoes crashed Monday after a collision near Vacaville, Calif., and its load spilled across several lanes of Highway 80 in Northern California. Crews had cleaned the eastbound lanes but one westbound lane remained closed six hours after the crash, the CHP said. California Highway Patrol via AP hide caption

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Different types of potatoes seed are seen displayed in "Parque de la Papa" or Potato Park, in Pisac, Peru. One hundred and fifty type of tubers from the Sacred Valley highlands are native to Peru. Martin Mejia/AP hide caption

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A group representing importers said it was gratified that the Trump administration is lifting the tariffs on Mexican tomatoes. But it cautioned that beefed-up inspections could act as another barrier to free trade. Anna-Rose Gassot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A worker dumps a bucket of tomatoes into a trailer at DiMare Farms in Florida City, Fla., in 2013. The Trump administration is preparing to level a new tariff on fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico in response to complaints from Florida growers. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Food Fight: Trump Administration Levels Tariffs On Mexican Tomatoes

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Scenes from inside greenhouse No. 2 at Wholesum Farms Sonora. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Amid Talk Of Tariffs, What Happens To Companies That Straddle The Border?

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This 52-million-year-old fossilized tomatillo was found in Patagonia, Argentina, shedding light on the origin of nightshade plants. In this specimen, the slender stalk is preserved, and the former papery and lobed husk is broken at top to reveal the large, fleshy berry underneath — now turned to coal. Peter Wilf, Penn State University hide caption

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Refrigerating tomatoes may be making them less flavorful, according to a new study. Ryan Tir/Flickr hide caption

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Forget Tomayto/Tomahto: The Real Debate Is, Should It Be Refrigerated?

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Inside one of Mastronardi Produce Sunset Grown's greenhouses, tomato vines hang on lines that can be adjusted so that the tomatoes are always at a height that's convenient for harvesting. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower

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Tomatoes from Canada, Mexico and Florida Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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The Search For Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes: A Tale In 3 Acts

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Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory say their new genetic toolkit to improve tomato yield without compromising flavor can be used in all varieties, from plum to cherry. Courtesy of Zach Lippman/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hide caption

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Ammunition in the form of tomatoes are thrown to a crowd gathered for the annual Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain, near Valencia, Wednesday. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cherokee purple tomato grown in Alaska in 2011. Sherry Shiesl/Tatiana's TOMATObase hide caption

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The taste of Mock's tomatoes starts with the seed. He uses only organic varieties, including cherry and several heirloom varieties. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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A worker separates tomatoes at a market in Mexico City. The Commerce Department says it might act to end a 16-year-old trade deal governing fresh Mexican tomatoes sold in the U.S. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Notice how some of these tomatoes have unripe-looking tops? Those "green shoulders" are actually the keys to flavor. pocius/Flickr.com hide caption

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How The Taste Of Tomatoes Went Bad (And Kept On Going)

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