Allergic to tomatoes? It’s more likely than you think – up to 16 percent of people are sensitive to tomatoes, adding extra complications to life in a world of free-flowing ketchup, tomato sauce and burgers with the works. It’s not tomatoes themselves that are at fault, it’s a small protein called Profilin. By silencing two genes responsible for Profilin production in tomatoes, scientists can create non-allergenic fruit that are otherwise completely normal in taste, texture and appearance.
Previously: 7 Intriguing Genetically Modified Fruits and Vegetables.
From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by scaryman.
And best of all, no testing means increased profits for the patent holders and corporate shareholders. That means they can more easily dominate the marketplace and further limit the already shrinking genetic heritage of naturally cultivated seedstocks.
Eventually we'll all be totally dependent on their patented man made food stuffs. Everyone (who owns the patents) wins!