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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Calgene's FlavrSavr tomato was the first GMO food crop to be approved for commercial production by the USDA in 1992.
FlavrSavr tomato, the first GMO crop available for sale in the United States, is now off the market.
The commercial sale of GM crops was started in 1994 when Calgene first sold its FlavrSavr late ripening tomatoes.
with a strictly second-generation trait (FlavrSavr tomato), most GE
The first GM fruit on the market was a tomato called the "McGregor FlavrSavr." The company that produced it manipulated the tomato's genes to prevent it from softening as it ripened in order to make it easier to transport.
The article covered the genetics timeline from its infancy in the 1850s with the publication of Darwin's On The Origin of Species and Mendel's investigation of inheritance factors in pea plants through the 1994 approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the FlavrSavr tomato, the first genetically engineered food to go on the market.
For example, Calgene's FlavrSavr tomato, first marketed to consumers from 1995 to 1997, was withdrawn after Calgene determined that the varieties being grown were not of consistently high quality.
The product must primarily be appealing to the consumer (e.g., FlavrSavr tomato has distinct commercial advantage since it improves shelf life and flavor), and environmental health is only a positive externality of this process.