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Farm scientists in Bangalore have developed a purple coloured genetically engineered tomato, which is rich in anti-oxidants and may protect people from a host of diseases including cancer and heart ailments.

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Kathy B (106)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:24 pm
By protesting yet another genetic engineering marvel we will be seen as anti-science Luddites and be accused of being killers I suppose.

Spirit Spider (86)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:51 pm
These tomatoes are already sold in the U.S at a premium. After what studies? In india they are starting on safety studies. They are not for sale there!
I think if it's synthetic, it's not healthful. How can it be? It's fake antioxidants.

Deb E (63)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 11:55 pm
Our bodies know the difference. And we need these antioxidants in conjunction with other nutrients that are found in combination in real food. GMO is made from bacteria and viruses. No thank you.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:02 am
Quote: "Farm scientists in Bangalore have developed a purple coloured genetically engineered tomato, which is rich in anti-oxidants and may protect people from a host of diseases including cancer and heart ailments."
Hear, hear what they saying those fools.
Indeed fool of anti-oxidants but they forget to tell that the GM-tomatos can cause cancer, so bull-shitt anti-oxidants.
Sorry for my words but I;m pissed off with the lies they telling us. And also no good studies about this.
They only tell us what fits in there pockets.
Nature and our bodies knows what is good and healthe for us, we don't need this crab.


Lola S (6)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:14 am
color shouldnt matter - if its healthy for you is what counts - organic

Past Member (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:15 am
Wonderful, couldn't they have just used the Cherokee Purple, Purple Dog Creek, or Purple Haze heirlooms?

Nancy C (806)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:17 am
They're goin' to peddle this nonsense til they know that WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT!!!!!!! Ty Kathy

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:36 am
Now we expect yellow blueberries ,red Greenbeans ,white Blackcumin ...unbelieveble what are they doing...:X !

Kat K (54)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:42 am
These tomatoes look like Cherokee Purples~~they've been around for 100's of years. In fact, I'm growing some Cherokees this year. They're beautiful and they're delicious.They are part of the "black tomato" family and these are not new. I don't see why they would want to mess around with these tomatoes when there are so many wonderfully delicious and nutritious ones already. Doesn't make sense. Someone is always tampering with something.

. (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:22 am
I don't want anything that doesn't come out of the local farm or its hothouse.

Dawn Barler (5)
Friday July 19, 2013, 10:09 am
Here is the thing that everyone on both sides need to do. 1) ALL food has to be labeled so those that do not want to eat genetically engineered food do not have to. 2) Scientist need to do more testing before they release genetically engineered food to the public. We have all eaten genetically engineered food since the nineties and just NOW we are beginning to hear how it can cause health issues. I do not believe that genetic engineering will go away and perhaps it will end up a good thing but right now I think safety needs to be everyone's main concern. On both sides. Unfortunately, as always it comes down to money. We need to make sure we do not purchase from companies that use or support GM foods that do not label. There is a app to help you decide on which foods do not contain GM and which companies support it and also who their parent companies are. NO ONE is going to tell you what foods have GM unless they are pressured. Everyone needs to remember that where you spend your money determines what kind of world we live in. Learn what foods are GM and keep learning because there are more out there than you know.

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:07 pm
No purple tomatoes for me, thank you.

Roger G (154)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:19 pm
noted, thanks!

Debra Tate (17)
Friday July 19, 2013, 2:22 pm
Aren't these GM tomatoes pretty? To bad they can slowly poison you with their GM colors! Pesticides in the seeds will put them in the food! NO GMO's for me! I will continue to grow my own from organic seed that gives me seeds for next year without GMO!

Jeanne R (1203)
Friday July 19, 2013, 3:57 pm
The more I know the more frightening it becomes.

Robert Hardy (68)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:03 pm
what is wrong with Red...?

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:09 am
I want nothing to do with GM products.

Herbert E (10)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:40 am
“Give me control of a nations currency and I care not who makes its laws.” -Baron Rothschild.
Monsanto and their ilk say - give us control of the food chain, then we control Humanity.
Thanks for the purple tomatoes, but NO, thanks. Does anybody remember what tomatoes tasted like some thirty years ago ?? And today ?? Plain water would taste better.

reft h (66)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:53 am
Purple tomatoes? Big deal. Heirloom tomatoes come in a variety of colors.

Syd H (48)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:07 am

John said:
Wonderful, couldn't they have just used the Cherokee Purple, Purple Dog Creek, or Purple Haze heirlooms?

Well, no one owns the patents on those tomatoes so that's not where the money-making is to be had.

As for science? It's only as good as the source paying for it and with Reagan came the outsourcing of science as well. Now medical schools, land-grant/agriculture schools, etc are basically fed by Big Pharma/Big Farma.

Geez, because "they" own the patents no one is allowed to independently study the GE/GMO products. They need to get permission and permission is never granted.

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 7:50 am
Well whoopee, they have genetically engineered an heirloom tomatoe.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 10:05 am
I am all for it being purple, since that is a label, and I am all for labelling this crap - er, crop.
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