USDA approves genetically modified purple tomatoes

After almost 15 years, the United States Department of Agriculture has endorsed genetically modified purple tomatoes.

According to CNN, the approval moves the purple tomato one step closer to widespread distribution.

These tomatoes were made by Cathie Martin, a professor at the John Innes Centre, whose work involves using plant science to improve the human diet and health.

According to an interviewfrom the Food Network, Martin celebrated the news of the long-awaited USDA approval in a press statement.

Martin said, “This is fantastic, I never thought I would see this day. We are now one step closer to my dream of sharing healthy purple tomatoes with the many people excited to eat them.”