Hi, I’m a CRISPR-Cas9 edited vine tomato. I’m just like any other tomato you know, except I grow more efficiently, in more compact bunches meaning, more tomatoes per plant. I also grow and ripen more quickly, ready to harvest in about five weeks. I don’t want to brag, but NASA scientists have even expressed interest in me!
Meet, High Fibre Wheat.
Did you know that most adults only consume about half of the recommended amount of fibre in their diet? Worry not, I’m here to fix that. I contain three times more dietary fibre than standard white flour. That means I’m great for your health, potentially helping to control blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and achieve a healthy weight. You’re welcome.
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They call me High Oleic Soybean. My oil contains less of the harmful saturated fatty acids and several times more of the healthy monounsaturated oleic acid than oil from my conventional counterparts. If you happen to be in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota you can even try me in certain Midwestern restaurants.
Meet Cavendish Banana.
I know I sound fancy, but really, I’m the ordinary banana you find in heaps at your supermarket. What’s special about me is I reproduce solo, through cuttings (like some of your favorite house plants!). Unfortunately, this also makes me at high risk for diseases. Scientists are currently working on making me more disease resistant through gene editing so that you’ll never have to live in a world without me.
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