Genetically modified organisms – or GMO – often get a bad rap with claims they’re bad for your health and can cause things like allergies.
But science says otherwise, proving many of these claims are untrue.
So, what are the benefits of GMO?
Cosmos Magazine journalist Jacinta Bowler runs Dr Sophie Calabretto through the GMO foods already available on some supermarket shelves and why we genetically modify food in the first place.
The US might soon release a new purple GMO tomato. Is Australia next?
Plus why Jacinta really wants a pink pineapple.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Don’t diss the purple tomato: addressing the rumours around GMO
Jacinta Bowler is a science journalist at Cosmos. They have an undergraduate degree in genetics and journalism from the University of Queensland and have been published in the Best Australian Science Writing 2022.
Dr Sophie Calabretto is a mathematician specialising in fluid mechanics. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University and Honorary Associate Professor, at the ACE Research Group, University of Leicester.
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