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May 13, 2014

(Mood) Indigo Tomatoes:


Yes, you can now grow a blue tomato if you so desire,
thanks to breeders' recent successes with anthocyanin, the compound that gives blueberries and eggplants their dusky hue. Jim Myers, a professor in Oregon State University's horticulture department, started working on indigo varieties more than a decade ago with genetic material from wild tomatoes from Chile and the Galapagos Islands.
Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors : The Salt : NPR

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 13, 2014 9:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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You'll go "WOW!" when you see the amount of your co-pay from eating that GMO stylish biological experiment.

Imagine the cells breaking down in your large intestine walls rendering them as sieves releasing acidic bile into the larger void of your abdomenal cavity burning everything in it's swath.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 14, 2014 4:47 AM

I thought GMO vegetables were the work of Satan and Monsanto? Et tu, NPR?

Posted by: Dan at May 14, 2014 4:48 AM

Can't find a cure for MERS or cancers or even the common cold, we gonna celebrate this goof's tomato?

OK, Celebrate Assholes Get a Punch in the Face Day.

as often as you please.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 14, 2014 5:47 AM

Dan, if it is expensive and trendy liberals will support it.

Posted by: Potsie at May 14, 2014 5:54 AM

We need to convince them that uranium irradiated, glow in the dark head bands are the hot new thing in personal health management, sell them for $10K a pop, market them via young Hollywood, and watch their heads (literally) explode...

Posted by: dan at May 14, 2014 8:22 AM

Dan: We like your style; the PITF crew supports your endeavor.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 14, 2014 8:48 AM

ghostsniper - It's not entirely clear, but it looks to me as if the introduction of new genetic material was done in an entirely natural way. Crossbreeding, to be exact.

It's not the first time this has happened, either. Carrots used to be purple.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at May 15, 2014 11:25 AM

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