Let’s welcome tomato, which is our last topic before the summer holiday. And guess what, we have just come across this article about the origin of tomato.
“A recent tomato genome analysis has linked the plant’s red color to the very meteorite responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs over 60 million years ago! The stressful conditions created by the meteorite’s impact caused the tomato’s ancestor to beef up in order to survive, forming the lush red fruits we nosh on today.” Full article and source here and here.
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