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First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Food

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Author(s): 
Belinda Martineau
Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill
Publication date: 
2001

 $24.95

ISBN 0-07-136056-5
The author is a former Calgene scientist who tells the inside story of the Flavr Savr tomato, the first Genetically Modified food to go to market. After their release, these tomatoes enjoyed a brief period of glory, and then suffered a spectacular decline and ultimate failure. It is a very interesting story of good science and bad business.

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Jim DeKloe

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