Monday, October 27, 2008

Health Beer and Purple Tomatoes

In the future, beer and tomatoes may fight cancer. One recent study demonstrates the efficacy of genetically modified, antioxidant laden (so rendered purple) tomatoes in delaying cancer onset in vulnerable mice. Separate research (h/t Andrew Sullivan) centers on the addition of resveratrol (the famed red wine constituent, thought (not confirmed) to have anti-cancer, anti-heart disease properties) to beer via genetic alteration of yeast. The future gets more ridiculous and wonderful all the time.

(image credit: purple tomato, timeforstrength.com)