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Pascal Poot, the Frenchman who grows 400 varieties of tomatoes without pesticides and almost without water

Pascal Poot, the Frenchman who grows 400 varieties of tomatoes without pesticides and almost without water

“Everybody grows their vegetables protecting them as much as possible; I induce them to defend themselves "

"I started planting tomatoes in this rocky field 20 years ago and there was not a drop of water."

"Many of the plants that are now called" weeds "were eaten in the Middle Ages, I have always thought that if today they are so resistant it is precisely because nobody cared for them and they became increasingly resistant generation after generation.

It creates its own seeds resistant to droughts and diseases, its method allows you to obtain higher yields than traditional agriculture.

“At first people thought I was crazy because the tomatoes were ridiculously small, my neighbors thought I was crazy because I saved their seeds, but over the years my neighbors realized that with those seeds I was getting more every year tomatoes that they and my plants did not get sick; so word of mouth started and several researchers started visiting me ”.

A portion of its seeds is sold illegally, since they have not been registered in the Official Catalog of Varieties of Plant Species. The law prohibits the legalization of seeds since “all the seeds, or most of them, were acquired by multinationals that create phytosanitary products and fertilizers, so they are interested in the plants needing these treatments to sell their products ”.

Pascal harvests seeds that give rise to resistant plants whose parents produced a genetic change.

Pascal Poot's blog.

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