Tomatoes that trick taste buds

Eating these lab-grown treats can make sour foods taste really sweet

By Stephen Ornes, 20:14 PM September 20, 2010

Be careful if you ever decide to eat a tomato grown in the laboratory of Kazuhisa Kato and his colleagues. You might get more than you bargained for, and afterward, things might not taste the same.

In the garden, tomatoes grow like fruit. In the kitchen, chefs treat tomatoes like vegetables. And now, Kato and his colleagues have found a way to make ‘maters even more confusing. Kato’s tomatoes have been engineered to change an eater’s sense of taste. For about an hour after a person...

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