Surveying the basket of tomatoes in the middle of a table at the Center for Environmental Transformation in Camden, a teenager wearing a Captain Planet T-shirt plucked a small round tomato out of the mix, a Campbell’s 146. "I like this one because it sounds like an experiment," Dimitrius Eliza said. The tomato was an experiment of sorts, one of many tomatoes bred by the Campbell Soup Company in Camden soil…. The J.T.D. was later crossed with the Marglobe to create the Rutgers, which was introduced in 1934; as evidenced by the name, Rutgers University worked in conjunction with the company to develop new varieties. With the Rutgers, Sonke said, "The two primary characteristics they were breeding for was something that would ripen more uniformly…but the other thing they were looking for was disease resistance."
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