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Disease-eating pizzas

(The Press Association) -- Pizza that fights heart disease and cancer may not be far away thanks to a new genetically modified "healthy" tomato.

Scientists used a gene from the Petunia plant to beef up the level of chemicals called flavonols in tomato peel.

Flavonols are powerful antioxidants which mop up free radicals -- destructive molecules that damage cells and DNA, and hasten ageing.

(c) 2001 The Press Association

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