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Item Description Manshardt, Richard en_US 2008-11-13T01:53:06Z 2008-11-13T01:53:06Z 2002-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Manshardt R. 2002. Is organic papaya production in Hawaii threatened by cross-pollination with genetically engineered varieties? Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 2 p. (Biotechnology; BIO-1). en_US
dc.description.abstract The organic certification regulations of the USDA currently define “organic” foods to exclude “genetically engineered” crop varieties. In Hawaii, the genetically engineered papaya varieties ‘Rainbow’ and ‘SunUp’ were released in 1998 to provide protection from a damaging disease, papaya ringspot virus, which threatened to destroy the papaya industry. The rapid adoption of these varieties on about half of the total production acreage in Hawaii has caused concern among growers of organic papayas, who fear that uncontrolled pollination of their plants by genetically engineered papayas in the vicinity will make their fruits unmarketable as organic produce. This publication provides pertinent information for growers who want to continue to produce organic papayas in regions where genetically engineered trees are common. en_US
dc.format.extent 2 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biotechnology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1 en_US
dc.subject Carica papaya en_US
dc.subject cross pollination en_US
dc.subject organic certification en_US
dc.subject papayas en_US
dc.subject transgenic plants en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject fruit crops en_US
dc.title Is Organic Papaya Production in Hawaii Threatened by Cross-Pollination with Genetically Engineered Varieties? en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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