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The story of the purple tomato — and why its success is a win for GM foods

By Yang Yue, PhD Candidate in Plants, Food and Health, Quadram Institute
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The first genetically modified (GM) food ever made commercially available to the public was a tomato, invented in the US in 1994. Since then, a number of different genetically modified foods have been created, including corn, cotton, potatoes and pink pineapple.

Although genetically modified foods still get a bit of a bad rap, there are actually many good reasons why modifying an organism’s genetics may be worthwhile. For example, many breeds of genetically modified foods have made them more…The Conversation


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