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Common Pea

 

 

 
Research  Herbicide tolerance, insect-,fungal-,and viral resistance, molecular pharming
Field trials EU 5
in additional countries
Approvals None
Perspectives A commercial use of GM peas is to be expected in the medium term.

 

Cultivation

The pea grows in temperate warm climate regions. It is cultivated in Europe, India, parts of Asia and Africa, as well as in North and South America. In 2005, about 20 million tons peas were produced worldwide. The feeding pea is also used as intermediate crop because as legume it enriches the soil with nitrogen.

 

Utilisation

The vegetable pea Pisum sativum is harvested in a premature state for consumption with the husk (sugar peas). The seeds of the mature harvested peas are used as follows:

  • fresh (raw or steamed vegetable) or processed as canned goods
  • as dried peas, or processed to flour or puree
  • for the production of starch

Renewable resources

  • As supplier of starch for the chemical industry

Further use of peas:

  • as animal feed
  • as green manure as intermediate crop

 

Gene technology: aims in research and development

Agronomic traits

Weed management

  • Herbicide tolerance
    In the USA, many field trials indicate an expected commercial use of herbicide-tolerant peas.

Pest resistance

  • Insect resistance: in India, a Bt pea shrub is being developed that is resistant to the cotton bollworm - Heliothis armigera.

Disease resistance

Renewable resources

Production of pharmaceutical agents

  • Molecular pharming: usage of the plant as "biological system" for the syntheses of proteins and enzymes: In Germany, peas that produce an enzyme (alpha-amylase) have been tested in a field trial.
    In 2007, a field trial with peas that build antibodies in the seeds took place in Germany. The peas, as a feed additive, are assumed to protect swine from infectious diseases.

Modified composition of ingredients

  • Protein composition

 

Field trials with GM-peas

EU
Total number of proposals 5
Countries Germany 3, England 1, Czech Republic 1
Period 2000-2010
Traits Herbicide tolerance, molecular pharming, protein content
World wide
USA 42
Period 1993-2006
Additional countries Canada, Australia, India

 


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