Over the past couple of decades, the commercially cultivated grocery tomatoes have lacked all most all of their flavors. If you take a bite of the tomatoes sold in supermarkets, you may sense like something is missing. While general people think it to be a common incident, but researchers have come up with a new fact that “Missing flavors of tomatoes are no accident” and they also claim to put back the yum into the rosy grocery fruit by tinkering with its genetic formula.
Last week, a study, mutually conducted by a group of biologists from the US and China revealed that tomatoes have been losing their inherent flavors over the year, which can be restored by, following some biological formulations. The study report was the results of a multi-year experiment conducted to retrace the former zest of the popular grocery staple – tomato. The scientists, during their research not just isolated the chemistry of the lost taste of the tomato but also found the genetics – which can help scientists to create perfect 21st-century tomato – one, enriched with the high proteins of today with the tang of yesteryear.
The American and Chinese Researchers studied some 400 types of tomatoes, ranging from both the modern and yesteryear. The aim was to comprehend the changes in the popular salad staple. However, after multi-years of research, the analysts found that decades of reproduction systems relied on the use of chemicals for making tomatoes grow larger and becoming more resistant to disease. However, the excessive use of chemicals has ended up making the tomatoes miss their idiosyncratic savor and aroma.
However, fortunately, the scientists have succeeded in identifying the specific genetics that caused the changes in tomatoes and claimed that, they can restore the yum in tomatoes back by tinkering with the intrinsic formula of the fruit. The process of restoring the original zest of tomatoes would be identical to natural cross-pollination, apart from its conduction will be taken place in a lab environment, rather than naturally. The method of tinkering with tomatoes’ genetic recipe, scientists will traverse ancient tomato varieties with new ones, and go for the progeny plants neighboring to what they exactly want. After crossing some few generations, the test of tomatoes will perk up slowly, which eventually return the world the original test of the most popular grocery fruit of the world.