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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
trial of transgenic papaya" carried by Brazilian news agency Estado web site
Brasilia: The head of IBAMA [Brazilian Institute for Environment and Renewable Resources] today delivered a document to the president of EMBRAPA [Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation], Clayton Campanhola, and to the ministers of Agriculture, Roberto Rodrigues, and the environment, Marina Silva, greenlighting a field trial with a transgenic variety of papaya.
The variety of papaya developed by EMBRAPA's laboratory in Cruz das Almas (state of Bahia) is resistant to the ring sport virus [PRSV] which affects papaya.