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01-25-2014, 12:34 PM #1
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Scientists in Norwich have developed a genetically modified purple tomato, which is being produced in Canada due to European hostility to GM foods.

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

Their dark pigment is intended to give tomatoes the same potential health benefits as fruit such as blueberries.

Developed in Britain, large-scale production is now under way in Canada with the first 1,200 litres of purple tomato juice ready for shipping.

The pigment, known as anthocyanin, is an antioxidant which studies on animals show could help fight cancer.

Scientists say the new tomatoes could improve the nutritional value of everything from ketchup to pizza topping.

The tomatoes were developed at the John Innes Centre in Norwich where Prof Cathie Martin hopes the first delivery of large quantities of juice will allow researchers to investigate its potential.

"With these purple tomatoes you can get the same compounds that are present in blueberries and cranberries that give them their health benefits - but you can apply them to foods that people actually eat in significant amounts and are reasonably affordable," she said.

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01-25-2014, 12:58 PM #2
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Of course, they are necessary. People don't eat blueberries. 15.gif I hope they can cross them with herring soon. bored.gif

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01-25-2014, 05:10 PM #3
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Quote:Scientists say the new tomatoes could improve the nutritional value of everything from ketchup to pizza topping.

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01-25-2014, 05:15 PM #4
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"Developed in Britain, large-scale production is now under way in Canada" because the Europeans don't trust GM foods. So the Canadians do? chuckle.gif

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01-25-2014, 05:17 PM #5
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01-25-2014, 07:42 PM #6
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Non-GMO purple tomatoes already exist ...

Quote:The new tomato is released as an open pollinated variety, and as such, seed saved from self-pollinated plants will grow true and not produce hybrids. "It's also important to know that genetic engineering techniques are never used to develop these lines," Myers said. "These tomatoes are not GMO." oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2012/jan/purple-tomato-debuts-%E2%80%98indigo-rose%E2%80%99



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01-25-2014, 08:26 PM #7
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How strange they would specifically call it GM tomatoes in European media.

Quote:The tomatoes are part of a new generation of GM plants designed to appeal to consumers - the first types were aimed specifically at farmers as new tools in agriculture.

So has this 'new generation' been altered? 13.gif
01-25-2014, 08:49 PM #8
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(01-25-2014, 08:26 PM)Octo Wrote:  How strange they would specifically call it GM tomatoes in European media.

Quote:The tomatoes are part of a new generation of GM plants designed to appeal to consumers - the first types were aimed specifically at farmers as new tools in agriculture.

So has this 'new generation' been altered? 13.gif

As far as I know, they have to say if it is GM by law. dunno.gif

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01-25-2014, 08:54 PM #9
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(01-25-2014, 12:58 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Of course, they are necessary. People don't eat blueberries. 15.gif I hope they can cross them with herring soon. bored.gif

Blueberry Lutefisk.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
01-25-2014, 09:02 PM #10
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Excellent idea. I'm going to start splicing experiments right away.
01-25-2014, 10:02 PM #11
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(01-25-2014, 08:54 PM)bohica Wrote:  
(01-25-2014, 12:58 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Of course, they are necessary. People don't eat blueberries. 15.gif I hope they can cross them with herring soon. bored.gif

Blueberry Lutefisk.

It's bait if you're fishing for Scandinavians. coffeetime.gif

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01-25-2014, 10:41 PM #12
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Ripe lingonberries << market in USA [don't forget to contribute generously to PACs]

The berries contain plentiful organic acids, vitamin C, vitamin A (as beta carotene), B vitamins (B1, B2, B3), and the elements potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. In addition to these nutrients, they also contain phytochemicals that are thought to counteract urinary-tract infections, and the seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

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01-25-2014, 10:51 PM #13
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Those are available in the Northern States and Canada, they're usually called cow berries. We eat 'em and pick 'em, they taste almost identical to cranberries.

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01-25-2014, 10:52 PM #14
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Yeppers. I have a bowl of bilberries and lingonberries in the kitchen waiting for yogurt. drool.gif


Eating lingonberries could prevent weight gain in people with a high-fat diet
They could also help to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels
In contrast, eating the 'super berry' acai can lead to weight gain

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/articl...-diet.html
01-26-2014, 05:22 AM #15
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(01-25-2014, 12:58 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Of course, they are necessary. People don't eat blueberries. 15.gif I hope they can cross them with herring soon. bored.gif

Materfisk?

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