Forbes  Jul 17  Comment 
The so-called "Rotten Tomatoes effect" didn't do much for 'War For The Planet of the Apes' or 'The Big Sick'.
New York Times  Jul 11  Comment 
With no food other than tomato plants that had been induced to use chemical defenses, scientists found that caterpillars ate each other.
The Economic Times  Jul 10  Comment 
However, the supplies are expected to improve in coming days with rains receding in some parts helping transport of the crop to mandis.
The Economic Times  Jul 3  Comment 
Retail prices of tomato have more than doubled from Rs 30 per kg to Rs 65-70 per kg while that of peas have risen sharply from nearly Rs 70-80 per kg to Rs 110-120 per kg, traders said today.
The Economic Times  Jun 28  Comment 
Tomato is available at Rs 50 a kg in Kolkata, Rs 40-45 in Chennai and Rs 35-40 in Mumbai, trade data showed.
Forbes  Jun 27  Comment 
When using Rotten Tomatoes as a critical tool, the Tomatometer is just half of the story.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 21  Comment 
Indian tomato varieties are all set to be grown in Ghana, after pilot studies have demonstrated higher yields and better taste.An Indo-Ghana Pilot Research project for Tomato Production, launched in 2...
Clusterstock  Jun 18  Comment 
Daniel Humm is the chef of the best restaurant in the world, Eleven Madison Park. Humm believes everyone should know how to make the perfect spaghetti with tomato sauce. Following is a transcript of the video. I think chefs are very, pretty...
Forbes  Jun 13  Comment 
Rotten Tomatoes is a symptom of (or a treatment for) a larger Hollywood problem.
Clusterstock  Jun 12  Comment 
Business Insider spoke with Alexis Stenfors, author of "Barometer of Fear: An Insider's Account of Rouge Trading and the Greatest Banking Scandal in History",  about why he found trading big numbers boring and monotonous - likening the practice...


Tomatoes prices have followed in the footsteps of many other foodstock commodities such as wheat and corn for many of the same reasons: increasing prices for energy, farming chemicals, water, and labor have all contributed. A key trend driving the overall price hike for farmed commodities is the rise in corn production for ethanol; as farmers get paid higher prices for corn, many switch their land use to produce this energy feedstock, thus lowering the supply of other crops.

As a result, the price per ton of tomatoes has gone up from about $50 per ton from 2001-2005 to $63 per ton for the 2007 summer crop. [1]

Companies Hurt

  • H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ) sells 650 million bottles of ketchup a year and tomatoes are a key ingredient. Heinz's overall input costs--including corn syrup, another major ingredient--have been rising, and the company has not passed on the entire increased cost to consumers (i.e., Heinz's gross margins are shrinking)

Companies Benefiting

  • Monsanto Company (MON) purchased the then-biggest seed company in the world for $1 billion in 2005. Semini controlled about 23% of worldwide tomato seed market in 2005. Since then, tomato seed costs have tripled, from $300 to $900 per 100,000 seeds. Monsanto benefits from the increased prices of almost all farmed commodities, as the company produces a range of farming related products, including seeds, fertilizer and agri-chemicals.
  • Deere & Company (DE) is another company that benefits from a rise all agricultural commodity prices. The company produces machines used in the agricultural business.


  1. California Tomato Growers Association
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