All Hawaiian Papaya are Now Genetically Modified

Raw_OrleansRaw_Orleans Raw Newbie

Due To Cross Contamination, All Hawaiian Papaya are Now Genetically Modified, Even the Seeds at the University of Hawaii has been cross contaminated by the GMO Varieties... This includes EVERY ONE of the Hawaiian Island...


  • Raw_OrleansRaw_Orleans Raw Newbie

    GMO contamination. In 2003, GMO Free Hawaii became very concerned with the gene flow of the GMO Papaya. First, we used the GUS gene test to see how much contamination was on our farms and in our community. After consistently finding 30-50% of the seeds and leaves we tested having some kind of air or seed contamination, we wanted to know more. We put out calls for independent, peer-reviewed academic studies to examine the levels of this GMO Papaya contamination, to no avail. In 2004, GMO Free Hawaii designed a study to look at the extent of GMO contamination around the state.

    The methodology of this Pilot Survey included three composite samples of approximately 10,000 seeds from around the islands (Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai) being collected from non-GMO growing locations such as organic and conventional farms, backyard gardens and feral roadsides. Two composite samples each of seeds and leaves from organic farms were collected on Hawaii and Kauai. Three samples of University of Hawaii non-GMO seed varieties were purchased directly. Seeds and leaves were sent to an independent laboratory, Genetic ID, for PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) industry standard testing.

    The results indicate massive GMO contamination of papaya seeds on Hawaii Island, of the order of 50%, substantial GMO contamination on Oahu (

  • swayzeswayze Raw Newbie

    Wow, I had no idea. Thanks so much for the info.



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