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8 Genetically Engineered Foods to Watch For (Page 2)

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Backstory: In 1994, the Flavr Savr tomato became the first genetically engineered crop approved for human consumption. Modified to slow the softening process that occurs during ripening, it was intended to extend the harvest window, allowing the tomato to spend more days on the vine while still being firm enough for shipping.

The Latest News: Despite its name, the tomato was not particularly tasty or easy to ship and it was expensive to produce. In 1998, it was removed from the market.

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