Help! My tomato smells funny…


tomato-lemon.jpgIsraeli researchers have successfully worked on genetically engineering tomatoes in order to give hints of both lemon and rose aromas. I guess millions and millions of research money is being spent each year on getting vegetables and fruits that smell like other stuff. Frankly, why can’t they use that money instead and put it to better use, such as a higher crop yield to feed starving kids in Africa? After all, I most certainly want my tomatoes to taste and smell like tomatoes and nothing else.

Source: Discovery

5 reviews or comments

nick Says: June 25, 2007 at 1:20 pm

Lemon smelling, tomato tasting….tomato.

What is the point indeed.

Phreqd Says: June 25, 2007 at 10:08 pm

Please. Starving people in Africa don’t want tomatoes. They want something to fill them up. Unless you’re going to send bread, bacon, lettuce, and mayo with those tomatoes. Mmmmm, BLT…

Kristopher Says: July 16, 2007 at 3:07 pm

more food = more babies

which eventually means either a need for more feed or more starving

Rose Says: June 22, 2008 at 3:59 am

The changing of smell for a tomato (or any other vegetable or fruit) is simply ridiculous, to say the least. Unless there is an ulterior motivation for doing so, why spend money in such a crazy research? What is the point? It doesn’t make any sense to have tomatoes smelling like roses or lemons or anything else other than tomatoes, period! What a waste!

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