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Was heute auf dem Teller liegt, sieht noch so aus wie vor 50 Jahren, ist es aber nicht. Bei unserem Lucerne Minds 14/2 Treffen ging es um das Thema "Essen heute" bzw. um die Verbreitung von Gentech-modifizierten Lebensmittel, welche Firmen die grossen Treiber dahinter sind und ob es gentechnisch veränderte Lebensmittel braucht. Autor: Semir Jahic -

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  • 1. Essen Heute LucerneMinds 28/02/2014 - @Labor Luzern Semir Jahic -
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  • 6. by inserting a foreign gene derived from, say, bacteria into corn, you can give the plant a trait it wouldnt otherwise possess.
  • 7. GM maize share in the total maize acreage of a country
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  • 11. The defenses of the potato plant have fought off the spores, rendering them harmless crops remain controversial in Europe, and only two are approved for planting in the EU. How genetically modified crops could help protect the worlds food supply defenses against plant diseases, which annually destroy some 15 percent of the worlds agricultural harvest. Climate change is likely to make the problem far worse Creating a potato variety through conventional breeding, for example, takes at least 15 years; producing a genetically modified one takes less than six months. But the lengthy testing and regulatory processes for genetically modified crops, and the danger that consumers will reject them, mean that only a handful of large companies can afford the expense and risk of developing them, he says. But recent genomic breakthroughs are encouraging. Scientists have sequenced the genomes of crops such as rice, potatoes, bananas, and wheat. At the same time, advances in molecular biology mean that genes can be deleted, modified, and inserted with far greater precision. I
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