The company that commercialized the genetically modified purple “anti-cancer” tomato has targeted a non-GMO heirloom seed company over alleged patent infringement.

The company that is commercializing the genetically modified (GM) purple so-called “anti-cancer” tomato has targeted a non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) heirloom seed company over alleged patent infringement.

In its 2024 catalog, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company in the U.S. offered a “non-GMO purple tomato,” the Purple Galaxy. It even featured on their catalog’s cover.

Baker Creek said it was then contacted by Norfolk Healthy Produce, the U.S. subsidiary of Norfolk Plant Sciences. Norfolk Healthy Produce, in Baker Creek’s words, “expressed concern that the Purple Galaxy might have been derived from its patented genetically engineered tomato.”

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