Some liken it to heaven. Some liken it to a sack full of spoiled onions and jock straps.
But durian, love it or loathe it, is supposed to smell.
Native to Southeast Asia, the durian’s shell resembles an extraterrestrial porcupine. When cut open, it exudes an aroma so powerful that taxis, malls and hotels post signs forbidding durian-toting customers.
But now, Bangkok’s The Nation newspaper reports reporting a shocking development: a genetically manipulated scent-free durian is soon to hit the Thai market.