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When is a tomato not a tomato?

| June 24, 2013

The following is an excerpt.

Today’s Retro Report video uses the story of a genetically modified tomato to show how over the last two decades, the mass production process has become more oriented toward serving farmers, looking for bigger yields and easy transport, than toward serving the consumer.

Perhaps, given all the genetic engineering going on with foods, someone in the not-too-distant future will isolate and replicate a tomato tastiness gene.

Read the full story here: You Call That a Tomato?

Additional Resources:

Genetically modified purple tomatoes ‘tastier and last longer’,” Jagran Post (India)

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