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Video: Hawaii GMO Papaya Real Solutions Real Lives

February 1, 2017

The Cornell Alliance for Science released a 30-minute documentary titled Hawaii GMO Papaya: Real Solutions, Real Lives. This video summarizes Cornell University's development of the transgenic, ringspot-resistant papaya, which saved the Hawaii papaya industry. It also chronicles the rise of the anti-GMO movement in Hawaii, which targeted the transgenic papaya. Anti-GMO activism has meanwhile halted transgenic papaya research in Venezuela and Thailand. In the video, Hawaii farmers talk about what the GMO papaya means to them, the challenges facing tropical agriculture, and the need for inclusive dialogue to correct misinformation and heal the polarization around the GMO issue.

Watch the video now on Youtube.