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Ecological cereal breeding and genetic engineering

Karutz, Christine (1998) Ecological cereal breeding and genetic engineering. Working paper, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland.

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Introduction
1 Why is genetic engineering rejected?
1.1 Instinctive and emotional rejection
1.1.1 Instinct and appetite
1.1.2 Intuitive feeling for the boundaries of the ecosystem
1.1.3 Concern for health
1.1.4 The older the better
1.1.5 Reverence
1.1.6 Sacred DNA
1.2 Rational rejection
1.2.1 Motives of the practitioners of genetic engineering
1.2.2 Opposing global power concentration
1.3 Rejection of the scientific approach to genetic engineering
1.3.1 Scepticism regarding the application of atomism to living things
2 If genetic engineering is to be opposed where is the border line between 'still allowed' and 'forbidden'?
2.1 Steps in plant breeding from mass selection to genetic engineering
2.2 Where do we draw the line?
2.3 Further questions
3 Alternative approaches
3.1 Beginning with nature
3.2 Attempting to see holistically: simple beginnings
3.2.1 Example: strains of wheat in different environments
3.2.2 Example: developmental dynamics of a strain of spelt wheat (Triticum spelta, Dinkel)
3.3 Further methodological steps
Notes
4. Appendix
5. References


EPrint Type:Working paper
Keywords:Biosaatgut, ökologische Getreidezüchtung, Gentechnik
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Deposited By: Arncken, Christine
ID Code:4855
Deposited On:02 Jun 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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