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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:44 am    Post subject: Purple tomatoes. Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25885756

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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.


I don't think we've ever discussed GM crops.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: Purple tomatoes. Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
I don't think we've ever discussed GM crops.
You're trying to make a joke, right?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mother loves them. They do cause mutations though. Let me introduce you to Momzila
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you just want pretty colours, plenty of natural strains of tomatoes come in all colours, though not exactly that purple, eg
http://www.seedsofdistinction.co.uk/index.php?option=com_redshop&view=product&pid=1343&cid=0&Itemid=137
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greyspoke wrote:
If you just want pretty colours, plenty of natural strains of tomatoes come in all colours, though not exactly that purple, eg
http://www.seedsofdistinction.co.uk/index.php?option=com_redshop&view=product&pid=1343&cid=0&Itemid=137


What are you?? A Commie?? A tomato is a tomato and there is no other kind!!!

Take your socialist propoganda and be gone with you! The only way to get another kind of tomato is by GM, even those small ones..

God should shit on everyone that doesnt believe in tomato.x.13.456.s as being natural and wholesome, Monsanto said it's so...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HungGarTiger wrote:
greyspoke wrote:
If you just want pretty colours, plenty of natural strains of tomatoes come in all colours, though not exactly that purple, eg
http://www.seedsofdistinction.co.uk/index.php?option=com_redshop&view=product&pid=1343&cid=0&Itemid=137


What are you?? A Commie?? A tomato is a tomato and there is no other kind!!!

Take your socialist propoganda and be gone with you! The only way to get another kind of tomato is by GM, even those small ones..

God should shit on everyone that doesnt believe in tomato.x.13.456.s as being natural and wholesome, Monsanto said it's so...
Pfft, the .x.13 variants don't even have tentacles. How lame is that? If'n ye really want a good tomato, yer gonna haveta get yerself one of them .x.16 series, they even strangle and eat any vermin trying to snack on 'em.
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