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Tomato is first CRISPR-edited food to go on sale in the world

Tomatoes with genes edited by CRISPR technology are now on sale in Japan

Courtesy of Sanatech Seed

For the first time ever, you can now buy a food altered by CRISPR gene editing – at least, if you live in Japan, where the Sicilian Rouge High GABA tomato has just gone on sale.

“We started shipping the tomatoes on September 17,” says Minako Sumiyoshi at Japanese start-up Sanatech Seed, which is selling the tomatoes directly to consumers. She says demand for the tomatoes is “not too bad”.

“It is a very significant milestone for CRISPR foods,” says  …

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