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Genetically-Modified Purple Tomatoes Heading for Shops

Science & Tech  (tags: Britain, GMO Foods, Shops, Canada, science, environment )

- 1855 days ago -
The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer.


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Roseann d (178)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:13 pm
Or you could just eat blueberries or cranberries to derive the same benefits...sans GMOs

elderberry C (47)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:17 pm

Solitary Eagle (324)
Friday January 24, 2014, 5:07 pm
No thanks, but lots of people will want them.

Carrie B (306)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:41 pm
There are heirloom seeds very similar to what is being called purple, so what's the point?

Linda C (88)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:10 am
If people only realized how much of their fruit and vegetables have been genetically altered over the years; that is a lot of what hybridization is all about. Family had an orchard and you can't pay me enough to purchase red delicious apples. Because people wanted deep red apples and a certain shape to the red delicious apple, it was altered to what you find in the stores today. The original was rounder and had a redish/yellowish color, the skin was not as thick and the flavor was truly delicious; not the dull, flat taste of today's altered red delicious apple.

Altering food products under the term GMO is just a new and fancy term for what has been happening for years, it is nothing new. Carrie B, you are right, just go to some of the places where you can get the heirloom seeds and get back to the varieties that were not altered and you will find a better taste, and just a better fruit or vegetable by far.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:13 am
Stick with produce and products with the organic label.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:38 am
Noted, thanks.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:38 am
I prefer natural organic, thanks

Danuta W (1251)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:59 am

Roseann d (178)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 5:59 am
Linda C. Actually altering foods through the GMO process is drastically different than farmer's planting seeds for specific traits. NOT the same thing at all. They break through or rape and the DNA membrane with foreign genes like fish genes or viruses....not the same thing at all....and void of nutritional benefits too. Not the sane thing at all to have a fishberry or spidersilk goatmilk.

Victoria Oakey (124)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 7:47 am
Sadly noted. Thank you for the information.

Carrie B (306)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:51 am
I get my seeds from Bakers Heirloom Seeds. They are wonderful and I can get my beloved Shishito Pepper seeds.

Carrie B (306)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:58 am
For those who are interested here is a link Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Roger G (148)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:20 pm
noted, thanks

Robert O (12)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 4:30 pm

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 8:14 pm
I prefer natural and organic, not GMO. Hopefully these will all be labelled as GMO.

"According to Prof Martin, the Canadian system is "very enlightened".

I see that the Harper government is toadying up to the corporate world again, thanks for nothing, Harper.

Bob P (394)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:10 pm
Thanks Ray
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