Scientists have now developed a purple tomato that can help fight cancer but as a gardener I want to know if I can grow one of these new super tomatoes. Well, at this stage it does not appear to be something gardeners can do and this is because the tomato has been genetically modified in the UK.What the scientists have done is to take a gene from a flower and insert this into a tomato to create what people are claiming to be a super tomato. They have inserted something called an anthocyanin which is something to do with the pigments in the snapdragon flower but they are also found in things like blackberries and cranberries. So how has it been tested? It has so far been tested on mice which have been bred to be susceptible to cancer and when fed with this new super food it helped the mice to live longer. There are now plans to test it on men who are at risk of prostrate cancer. Back to my original question, can I grow it? Not at this stage as it is an experimental genetically modified crop and the other thing is that it has been… Read full this story
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