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Research  Viral resistance, maturation deferment
Field trial EU 1
USA 12
Approvals None
Perspective A commercial use of GM raspberries is not to be expected in the long run.



The raspberry is a plant of the northern hemisphere. As crop it is mainly cultivated in Russia, East and West Europe, the USA, and Canada. In 2005, the produced amount was about half a ton world wide.



Because of their high vitamin content, the fruit is often consumed raw or processed into


Gene technology: aims of research and development

Agronomic traits

Disease resistance

Plant development


Field trials with GM raspberries

Total number of proposals 1
Countries Italy
Period 2000-2004
Trait maturation deferment
World wide
USA 12
Period 1995-2003


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.

More information


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.

European Glyphosate Task Force

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GM Food and Feed: Authorization in the EU
GMO Database: Contains information on every GM plant that has been approved or is awaiting authorisation in the EU.
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