A new, genetically modified purple tomato may hit the grocery market stands

The USDA has approved a genetically modified purple tomato that boasts health benefits and a greater shelf life than standard red tomatoes.

It tastes like a tomato, smells like a tomato, and even looks (mostly) like a tomato. There's just one catch: It's purple.

The USDA has approved a genetically modified purple tomato, clearing the path for the unique fruit to be sold in American stores next year.

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