• Black Market in Golden Fruit: Transgenic Seeds Tempt Thieves

    Posted on June 1, 1999 by in Agriculture, News

    Crops and robbers By Teresa Dawson Environment Hawai’i June 01, 1999 When it comes to the use of genetically engineered seeds, Big Island papaya farmers “don’t have much choice,” says Stephanie Whalen, director of the Hawai`i Agriculture Research Center. “They either use the seeds, or they don’t have an industry.” Since 1992, when the papaya […]

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  • Human error and GMO contamination

    Posted on May 31, 1999 by in Agriculture, News

    By Teresa DawsonEnvironment Hawai’i May 31, 1999 A Quiet Revolution Genetically Engineered Crops Change The Face Of Hawai`i Agriculture On January 25, 1998, University of Hawai`i horticulturalist Richard Manshardt informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture of “a minor problem that has occurred in our papaya field.” At the time, Manshardt was conducting field tests of […]

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