THAILAND: GM technology hopes to save papaya from Thai extinction
Scientists are using GM technology in a bid to save papayas from the ringspot virus that is threatening to wipe out the fruit altogether in Thailand. A team from Bangkok's Mahidol University is currently working on developing a genetically modified variety of the papaya that is immune to the disease. Sunee Kertbundit, assistant professor at the university and leader of the research team , is concerned however that opposition to GM foods and government restrictions might undermine the project.
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