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1. Posted by vcars (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

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This week the famouse Tomatina will be in Buñol, Spain. The 25th august at 11:00 am a way to download adrenaline, an opportunity to meet people...

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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3. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Waste of good food.

4. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 6y

Actually, it's a good use of bad food. Surely you don't think all produce raised for consumption is good to sell and/or eat? Better not ever visit a farm. This town has a totally biodegradable way to bring tourism to their area and have some fun. Shudder!! Besides, according to this article, "The tomatoes used are grown specifically for this festival, and are not good for consumption (making them smell a little rancid)."

http://hubpages.com/hub/La-Tomatina

5. Posted by vcars (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Tomatoes are not bad. They are ripe tomatoes are to do no harm.

Quoting laurim

Actually, it's a good use of bad food. Surely you don't think all produce raised for consumption is good to sell and/or eat? Better not ever visit a farm. This town has a totally biodegradable way to bring tourism to their area and have some fun. Shudder!! Besides, according to this article, "The tomatoes used are grown specifically for this festival, and are not good for consumption (making them smell a little rancid)."

http://hubpages.com/hub/La-Tomatina

6. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Each to their own I suppose - but I see no problem with turning over-ripe tomatoes into thousands of tins of chopped tomatoes or tomato soup, that plenty of hungry people would appreciate.
Still - as I already said, each to their own.

7. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 6y

La Tomatina uses about 45 tons of tomatoes. An acre of land typically grows 38-40 tons of tomatoes. So, La Tomatina uses a little over an acre of product. Plus, they are reject tomatoes nobody would want to eat. BTW- The US grows more than 14,000,000 tons of tomatoes in a typical year.

8. Posted by vcars (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Today is the day, at 11:00 am. You can see it on direct from
http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/cultura-y-espectaculos/20100824/siga-directo-fiesta-tomatina-bunol/449411.shtml

9. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Still a waste of food - bit like the waste of live animals in the bullring for more 'Entertainment'.
Again.. Each to their own - while more than 1/2 the world is starving.

10. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 6y

I give up trying to explain this to someone who refuses to hear.

Looks like a fun time! I think it's getting a little too crowded now, though. Maybe they should move it to a more open area so it's not so much like a mosh pit full of elbows. It's nice to see people getting together to have some simple, harmless fun.

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Aug-2010, at 12:26 by laurim ]