THE SUPERFOODS OF TOMORROW
These GM ingredients could soon be destined for your plate
01/ Meat-free Burgers The vegan Impossible Burger – engineered to taste, smell and feel like a hunk of beef – might indeed be impossible without soy leghemoglobin, made using GM yeast. The burger is sold across the US.
02/ Healthier Chips Sold in the US since 2015, Simplot Plant Sciences’ White Russets contain less amino acid asparagine, which could reduce levels of carcinogenic acrylamide when fried.
03/ Low- GI Bread Calyxt is developing a wheat that could produce white flour with triple the fibre, for a gentler glucose spike. It hopes to launch in the US within two years.
04/ Vegan “Fish Oil” By adding genes from algae to camelina plants, a team at Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire, has created a plant oil that’s rich in omega-3 – fatty acids found in fish. Good for the planet, as well as your salad.
05/ Purple Tomatoes Produced at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, these tomatoes contain higher levels of heart-protecting anthocyanins, which give berries their hue. The fruit has been shown to have an anti-cancer effect in mice.