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Gene-edited tomatoes: British scientists create tomato with 'souped-up' vitamin D

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A bill will be introduced on Wednesday to allow commercial growing of gene-edited crops in England. One in six people in the UK are deficient in vitamin D, which is vital to strong bones and muscles. Plant breeders believe that political opposition is too strong for the approval of new GM or GE varieties.
4 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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Times of IndiaTimes of India

Scientists make way for gene-edited tomatoes as vegan source of vitamin D

A research team led by scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have edited the genetic makeup of tomatoes to become a robust source of vitamin D, which regulates nutrients like calcium that are imperative to keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC NewsBBC News

Gene-edited tomatoes could soon be sold in England - BBC News

A bill is to be introduced in Parliament in two days' time to allow the commercial growing of gene-edited crops in England.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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ReutersReuters

Scientists make way for gene-edited tomatoes as vegan source of vitamin D

If British scientists have their way, two medium-sized tomatoes a day could keep the doctor away.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Scientists create tomatoes genetically edited to bolster vitamin D levels

The tomatoes contain as much provitamin D3 as two eggs, with UK outdoor field trials starting next month

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The IndependentThe Independent

Gene-edited tomatoes could be a new source of vitamin D, study suggests

The new dietary source of vitamin D could have potential public health implications, researchers say.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CNNCNN

Scientists have unlocked the vitamin D potential of tomatoes, study says

Scientists have made tomatoes that produce vitamin D by using CRISPR gene-editing technology. Many people around the world are deficient in vitamin D, and the tomatoes could represent a new dietary source of vitamin D3, which is particularly important to those on plant-based diets.

4 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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