Science brings good old flavor back to tomatoes
By ISRAEL21c Staff
Israeli researchers join international team mapping tomatoes’ chemistry and genetics to reintroduce taste traits lost over 50 years of breeding.
Supermarket tomatoes often look a lot better than they taste. That’s because modern commercial tomatoes have gradually lost their flavor as breeders tinker with their shelf life, firmness and disease resistance.
Now it seems that we can have our tomato and eat it, too.