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Banishing Wrinkles: From Your Tomatoes, That Is

Scientists have discovered a natural organic compound that will keep your tomatoes firmer and fresher for longer!

By altering one tiny gene in a natural age-slowing compound, scientists were able to increase the shelf life of tomatoes by a whole week!

This method is a simple one and could theoretically be applied to all kinds of fruits. This is great news for farmers, grocers, and produce-eaters alike.

The study began in a state that is no stranger to the importance of agriculture, Indiana, by a research team at Purdue University.

Read More:

  • Gene Leads to Longer Shelf Life for Tomatoes, Possible Other Fruit (ScienceDaily)
  • Fountain of Youth for Tomatoes Discovered (SiFy)
  • Overexpression of Yeast Spermidine Synthase Impacts Ripening, Senescence and Decay Symptoms in Tomato (ThePlantJournal)
Molly Plunkett

is a journalism student at Indiana University and an online producer for A Moment of Science. She is originally from Wheaton, IL.

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