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GM tomatoes seem less tasty. Has there been any research on GMOs with regard to taste?

Can scientists introduce a gene to, let's say, tomatoes, which would enhance the flavour? If not, why?

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is poorly researched. $\endgroup$ – rg255 Jul 6 '15 at 15:14
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    $\begingroup$ I think the primary reason commercially available tomatoes have poor flavor has more to do with being bred for hardiness and stability while being shipped and on the shelf. These features were selected in favor of taste and were not added by what most consider "Genetic Modification" $\endgroup$ – user137 Jul 6 '15 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ If you trim this question down to the first two sentences I think it becomes quite good. Strong answers should probably consider geraniol synthase etc. $\endgroup$ – Resonating Jul 6 '15 at 16:01
  • $\begingroup$ I have a feeling additives would be easier than genetically enhancing taste. $\endgroup$ – James Jul 6 '15 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ @GoodGravy If you could identify the "flavor genes" that were lost during breeding, you might be able to add them back while maintaining the hardiness. Whether or not this would be cost effective is another issue. $\endgroup$ – user137 Jul 6 '15 at 20:55

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