Divine Controversy from the Vine

Many controversial plants have existed throughout history. Uptight conservatives and communist liberals argued over the pros and cons of marijuana; Lewis Carroll was accused of being too fond of mushrooms and poppy seeds; mandrakes have often been confused with babies buried underground. However, the most controversial plant of the modern Western world is the unassuming tomato.
The tomato is, for the most part, critically acclaimed. It is lauded by nutritionists for being full of lycopene