Destroy GMO-tainted papaya crops, researcher says

| | May 18, 2012

Academics yesterday called on the Agriculture Department to destroy farms growing Hawaiian papaya in Kanchanaburi province after a recent study found that these crops might be contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMO). The move came after a study conducted by Piyasak Chaumpluk from Chulalongkorn University’s Department of Botany revealed on Wednesday that 29 samples of Hawaiian papaya tested in Kanchanaburi province were tainted. “Tests show that papaya grown in 50-rai in Kanchanaburi province have GMO,” Piyasak said. “The department should destroy these farms in order to prevent the contamination from spreading.”

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