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Strawberry

 

 

 
Research  Herbicide tolerance, resistance to fungi and insects, modified plant development
Field trials EU 7
in additional countries
Zulassungen none
Perspektive A commercial use of GM strawberries is not to be expected in the long run

 

Cultivation

The cultivated strawberry is derived from a cross between the aromatic American scarlet-strawberry and the large fruited Chile strawberries. It grows in regions with a temperate warm climate. Important cultivation countries are the USA, China, Japan and South Korea.

 

Utilization

The fruit is mostly consumed raw or processed into:

 

Gene technology: aims of research and development

Agronomic traits

Weed management

Disease resistance

Pest resistance

Plant development

  • Modified ethyl production and, therefore, maturation deferment

  • Modified blossom time

  • Modified rooting

 

Field trials with GM strawberries

EU
Total number of proposals 7
Countries Italy 4, Spain 2, England 1
Period 1995-2003
Traits Resistance to insects, resistance to fungi, rooting, maturation deferment
World wide
USA 40
Period 1994-2001
Additional countries Canada, Japan, Argentina

 


An EU Research Project

What are the risks of growing GM crops?

What are the benefits?

Numerous studies have addressed the potential impacts of genetically modified (GM) plants. Yet the existing evidence on the effects of GM plants is often contradictory and the quality of scientific research varies widely.

Therefore, the GRACE project will establish new tools for assessing the quality of existing studies and will conduct comprehensive reviews to identify health, environmental and socio-economic impacts of GM plants.

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GMO Soybeans & Sustainability

Less soil erosion and fuel consumption: herbicide tolerant soybeans are promoting sustainable cultivation methods.

 

Glyphosate in European agriculture

Interview with a farmer



Glyphosate containing herbicides are not only used in fields with GM crops. They also allow conventional farmers to sow directly into stubble fields without ploughing. Glyphosate has replaced mechanical weed control in many crops and has had an important impact on agricultural practices and crop yields in Europe over the past few decades.

Source:
European Glyphosate Task Force

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