Researchers may have taken the first step in ‘fixing’ the flavour of commercially grown tomatoes after they uncovered how variability in chemical make-up holds the secret to the ‘real’ flavour of tomatoes.
Flavour supplier Omega Ingredients has developed a new range of tomato flavours from the whole fruit, which can be used in foods and beverages geared towards the natural trend and as savoury flavour enhancers.
A successful trial of biotech tomatoes with high anthocyanin that saw them increase the life-span of cancer-prone rats could help strengthen the positive side of the GM debate in the UK, says the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Following the Southampton study that cast safety suspicions over
certain artificial colourings, ingredients firms are redoubling
their development and communication efforts to highlight
alternatives from other sources.
EU agriculture ministers this week voted unanimously in favour of
reforms to the Common Market Organisation for fruit and vegetables,
which is expected to improve competitiveness, reduce crisis-driven
fluctuations, and promote consumption.