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Since 2020, California-based Sound Agriculture has been selling its crop additive called Source, which mimics a signal that naturally occurs in plants to attract microbes. Those microbes in turn provide nutrients to the plant. What this means in practice is that farmers who use this product also don’t need as much fertilizer, making their fields more environmentally friendly and saving money at the same time.

But this week, Sound Agriculture introduced a very different product: a tomato, which the company was able to breed using epigenetic techniques to be both flavorful and durable. The techniques were both faster and more cost-effective than either traditional breeding or using genetic engineering or gene editing. The tomatoes

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