Archive for March 5th, 2008

Fortified GM Bananas Developed in Australia

A genetically modified strain of fortified bananas is awaiting approval for limited release in the environment from the OGTR ( Office of the Gene Technology Regulator) in Australia. According to an article in the GMO Compass website, scientists from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia have developed a genetically modified strain of Cavendish bananas that were engineered to contain genes that are expected to to increase pro-Vitamin A, Vitamin E or iron in its fruit. Bananas are b…