Norfolk Plant Sciences

Delivering science from the lab, to the field, to people's diets,

with the GMO Purple Tomato as our vanguard product.

NPS is a spin-out from the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory, which together form one of the world's leading plant science research institutes. 

The company was established by Profs Jonathan Jones and Cathie Martin as the UK's first GM crop company. Their aim was to find ways of commercialising their research into plants with increased levels of health-giving compounds such as antioxidants. 

Now, backed by an experienced group of investors and advisors, led by Stephen Thomson and Eric Ward, NPS is developing its dark purple tomato into products, which will give consumers the benefit of their increased levels of anthocyanins. 

Prof. Cathie Martin Norfolk Plant Sciences
Prof. Jonathan Jones Norfolk Plant Sciences

Prof. Jonathan Jones

Prof. Cathie Martin

Stephen Thomson Norfolk Plant Sciences

Stephen Thomson

Dr. Eric Ward Norfolk Plant Sciences

Dr. Eric Ward

See the recent article in the New York Times Magazine here.

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