There’s nothing like a fresh, juicy tropical fruit salad to start off your day, but did you know there is one type of exotic fruit you should avoid? The majority of papayas are genetically modified (GMOs). The fruit is considered a GMO because scientists restructured the genetic structure of papaya to combat the papaya ringspot virus. If you want to avoid GMOs, avoid papayas altogether. If you can’t live without them, look for certified organic ones, which can be found at health food stores. Certified organic fruits can’t be genetically modified.