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A new genetically-modified purple tomato could be heading to America’s grocery stores by next year after recent USDA approval

A new genetically-modified purple tomato may hit America’s markets soon.

The fruit received approval from the USDA earlier this month.

It was “modified to alter its color and enhance its nutritional quality,” the USDA said.

A new genetically modified purple tomato may soon be spotted in grocery stores across the country by next year after recent approval from the United States Department of Agriculture, CNN reported.

The fruit, which scientists said last longer than your average tomato and is healthier “was modified to alter its color and enhance its nutritional quality,” the USDA said in a press release earlier this month.

“From a plant pest risk perspective, this plant may be safely grown and used in breeding in the United States,” the department added.

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