Flavr Savr

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A genetically-modified tomato which was the first genetically engineered whole food to be granted a licence for human consumption; it was also subjected to premarket scrutiny by the FDA, which ordinarily evaluates food additives
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In 1994, the genetically engineered Flavr Savr tomato first appeared in American grocers' fruit and vegetable aisles.
Calgene receives FDA approval for the first biotech crop -- the Flavr Savr Tomato.
When Zeneca's GM Flavr Savr tomato paste appeared in Sainsbury's and Safeway in 1996, opposition to GM food became so intense it was driven off British shelves by 1999.
In the US, the Flavr Savr tomato was the first GM food reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA).
1993: The US Food and Drug Administration grants permission for companies to sell GM seed 1994: The Flavr Savr tomato, the first GM food, is approved for sale in the United States.
1994 FDA approves Flavr Savr tomato, the first genetically engineered food.
Veneman, who is hosting the Sacramento conference, is a former director of Calgene (swallowed by Monsanto and now part of Pharmacia), the biotech company that heralded the world's first genetically altered food, the Flavr Savr tomato.
The technique is similar to that used to produce the short-lived Flavr Savr tomato six years ago, but it targets a different component of the cell wall.
Campbell Soup is the first company targeted by the coalition because the company licensed the first genetically modified food, the Flavr Savr tomato.
Case studies presented in Part II include Susanna Hornig Priest's very readable analysis of media coverage of the controversy over genetically engineered products such as the Flavr Savr tomato and the bovine growth hormone used to boost milk production.
It was only five years ago that genetically engineered food hit supermarket shelves, when Calgene finally got approval from the Food and Drug Administration and introduced its Flavr Savr tomato under the McGregor label.
Three years after it was introduced, the much-heralded Flavr Savr tomato (SN: 5/28/94, p.