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Calgene was a biotechnology company based in Davis, CA. It was the first company in the United States to commercialize a genetically modified organism (GMO), the Flavr Savr tomato. The Flavr Savr tomato, which was commercialized in 1994, was a genetically engineered tomato designed to have a long shelflife. However, it was unsuccessful for a variety of reasons and was withdrawn from the market. Calgene was acquired by Monsanto in 1997.[1]

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  1. Calgene, Inc.,, Accessed October 24, 2011.

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