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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government memo dating from 1993 revealed an experiment in which four of 20 female rodents fed the FlavrSavr tomato, now owned by Monsanto, suffered gross stomach lesions.
In 1973, scientists were able to splice DNA which led to the development of the first genetically altered food--the FlavrSavr tomato that was designed to delay over-ripening for a longer shelf life.
The most criticized research work done on such organisms is the study of well-known scientist Arpad Pusztai who observed evidence of stomach and intestinal harm affected by transgenic potatoes and FlavrSavr tomatoes. His research funding was stopped for the publication of basic outcomes and as a result study remained incomplete.