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Flavour is the price of tomatoes' scarlet hue

Flavour is the price of tomatoes' scarlet hue "Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near-universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless? The unexpected culprit is a gene mutation (that) was deliberately bred into almost all tomatoes because it conferred an advantage: It made them a uniform luscious scarlet when ripe."

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Shortlist Date: 
Friday, 29 June 2012 - 3:00pm
Shortlist Position: 
General item

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