Purple GM tomatoes one step closer to UK shelves
A shipment of genetically modified tomato juice designed to boost health benefits is on its way to the UK for testing.
The juice was created from GM tomatoes, with a distinctive purple colour, produced in Canada after being initially developed at the John Innes Centre in Norwich.
Researchers hope that enhanced levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin contained in the tomatoes will improve the nutritional values of a range of foods including pizzas and ketchup. Anthocyanin has been shown to help fight cancer in animals.