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Takeaway: Tomatoes in the desert

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Takeaway: Tomatoes in the desert

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Look tasty, don´t they?

Look tasty, don´t they?

But these tomatoes are rather special.

They are grown with 90% less water than normal tomatoes.

They are a natural crossing from common species and wild tomatoes from desert regions.

Researchers are using biodiversity and molecular biology to identify drought resistant tomato plants that could grow in Europe´s driest areas.

The EU grew 20 mln tonnes of tomatoes in 2016.