Did your parents ever tell you that eating your fruit and veggies is good for you? Well, they’re right! Fruits and vegetables contain powerful agents called antioxidants that can help us fight many diseases, including one of the biggest killers of all: cancer. With genetic engineering techniques, we created a new tomato that is even healthier than its traditional counterparts. In this study, we not only show that it contains more compounds that are beneficial to our health, but also that it has higher cancer-fighting powers than traditional tomatoes. We believe that our new tomato can aid in cancer prevention, either by simply eating it or by turning it into food supplements or cancer prevention medicine.

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With the help of genetic engineering, scientists create a tomato with higher antioxidant levels and more cancer-fighting powers.
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March 2018

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