ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2017, THE “SUNBLACK” BRANDED BLACK TOMATO, NON GMO VARIETY RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS, AND PROFESSOR PERATA, RECTOR OF SANT’ANNA, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING “LE DUE CULTURE” IN ARIANO IRPINO

Professor Pierdomenico Perata, rector of Sant’anna School and coordinator of PlantLab laboratory, together with scientists from around the world will gather at the meeting “Due Culture" to be held at Biogem research centre in Ariano Irpino (Avellino) on September 6-10, 2017. On September 6th, Professor Pierdomenico Perata will present “SunBlack”, a non GMO branded black tomato being part of the "TomAntho" research project developed by researches from Sant'Anna School, University of Pisa, University of Tuscia and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Cultivated by blending red and purple tomato plants, the "Sun Black" new breed contains anthocyanin, an antioxidant which can help to fight diabetes and obesity. According to plant scientists, black tomatoes are healthier than normal red varieties.

Biogem is a University Consortium partnership among Italian leading academic institutions to cooperate in molecular biology and genetics research. To keep up with the advancing research fronts, BioGem, through the establishment of joint collaborations with public institutions, is hosting its 9th annual “Le Due Culture” meeting from September 6 to 10. This Annual Meeting, which has been organized since 2008, offers scientists the opportunity to discuss food safety issues, modern diet and impact on human health.

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23.07.2017

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