Apparently some genes from a snapdragon have been bred into a purple tomato to make it helpful in fighting cancer, an example of genetic engineering at work. http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-10-26-tomato-snapdragon-gene-cancer_N.htm There are many natural purple-fruited tomatoes (without snapdragon genes) at resources in my Source guide on the blog (like Tomato Growers and Sand Hill Preservation and such). Generally speaking richer-colored fruits and vegetables are more health-giving, but as for the new GMO one, I am not first-hand knowledgeable about it.
Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.