GM fruit

The first GM food on the market was a GM tomato with a longer shelf life, however this was unpopular with consumers.

A new GM apple, which browns more slowly than conventional apples, has been developed in Canada, but apple growers are concerned that its commercialisation will damage the market for Canadian apples.

GM bananas have been grown experimentally in Uganda but have performed poorly in the field.

Virus-resistant GM papayas are already grown commercially in Hawaii, mainly for the US market, where GM foods are not labelled. People in other countries have generally been reluctant to consume GM papaya.


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