cereals

Project

Determining the impact of genetically modified crops

Worldwide, genetic modified crops were grown in 2010 to an estimated 140 million hectares. These crops take place in both developed countries and in several large developing countries.

Within the EU genetically modified crops is barely growing  instead, although large-scale imports of genetically modified products  as soy, corn and cotton take place. The cultivation of genetically modified crops is expected to increase over the coming years within the EU .

This calls for development of basic knowledge that enables the interaction between gene construct, crop cultivation area and better interpret in terms of sustainability issues related to people, planet, profit.

The goal of this project is to develop a sound scientific knowledge base for methods to various sustainability aspects (people, planet, profit) of the cultivation of a genetically modified crop in chain link compared to a non-modified counterpart of that crop.

The result is scientific knowledge base for methods to different aspects of sustainability (people, planet, profit) of the cultivation of a genetically modified crop chain link compared to a non-modified counterpart of that crop.