A nutritionally enhanced Purple tomatoes  has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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New Atlas reported that gene-edited tomatoes produce up to 10 times more antioxidants than other varieties.

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Researchers fed the gene-edited fruit to mice engineered to develop cancer in 2008 to test its health benefits.

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This is the first GMO [genetically modified organism] with a trait that could benefit everyone.”

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After being approved by the USDA, the tomato will soon be on the market. It can be grown anywhere in the US.

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As a result, the US is the first country on the planet to allow genetically modified food.

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New Atlas reported that gene-edited tomatoes produce up to 10 times more antioxidants than other varieties.

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Scientists were able to add higher levels of anthocyanin to the fruit by taking genes from snapdragons.

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This is the first GMO [genetically modified organism] with a trait that could benefit everyone.”

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It is believed that the United Kingdom will be the next country to approve the project.