McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

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Purple Tomatoes

Are you ready for purple ketchup? What about purple pizzas? Scientists in Britain have recently developed a new type of genetically modified tomato enriched with anthocyanin, the pigment also found in blueberries. Various animal studies have shown that this compound, an antioxidant, has proven to be effective in fighting cancers. Perhaps in less than two years’ time, we’ll be seeing purple tomato juice for sale in North America. Consumers stand to benefit directly from this application of genetic modification.

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