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Chick peas

 

 

 
Research Resistance to insects, adaptation to site factors
Field trials USA 1
India
Approval None
Perspectives The commercial utilisation of genetically modified chick peas cannot be expected in the near future.

 

Cultivation

Chick peas are cultivated worldwide in subtropical climate regions. In 2005, global production amounted to approximately nine million tonnes, two thirds of which was harvested in India. Other producers include Pakistan, Turkey, North Africa and Mexico.

 

Utilisation

Chick peas are consumed in many forms:

  • soaked and cooked as purée
  • roasted as a coffee substitute
  • as flour for baked goods (often in combination with wheat flour)
  • as a snack
  • in Spain, boiled or roasted chick peas are the basis of the national dish known as garbanzos
  • in India, the young plants are eaten raw as salad or cooked in a manner similar to spinach.

Chick peas also are used as a feed plant.

 

Gene technology: aims of research and development

Agronomic traits

Resistance to pests

Adaptation to factors of climate and location

  • resistance to drought, salt and cold

 

Field trials with GM chick peas

Worldwide
USA 1
Period 2006
Traits Insect resistance
Other countries India

 

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