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The cell fusion-free vegetable list helps organic farmers to find suitable cultivars (Liveseed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} The cell fusion-free vegetable list helps organic farmers to find suitable cultivars (Liveseed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Kimmel, Thomas; Koller, Martin and Zellfelder, Johanna. Issuing Organisation(s): BNN - Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren, FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Liveseed Practice Abstracts, no. 6. (2019)

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You can download the list for free in German and French: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1671-zf-freie-sorten.html
Further Information: FiBL breeding manual https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1202-plant-breeding.html/ IFOAM-strategy on artificial CMS https://www.ifoam.bio/sites/default/files/cell_fusion_replacement_strategy_2017_for_website_upload.pdf/ IFOAM position paper: Compatibility of Breeding Techniques in Organic Sy

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Suitable cultivars for organic farmers.
What problem does the tool address?:Many organic farmers want to cultivate vegetables free of artificial cell fusion. Cell fusion is technically interfering below the cell level and combines genetic information of different plant species. Therefore the technique is rejected for ethical reasons, because it does not comply with principles of organic farming, and has been banned by several private organic labels. Though, especially in Brassica vegetables and some chicory species, many cultivars on the market were produced this way. Therefore, farmers have difficulties to find out which cultivars are cell fusion-free, because the techniques are excluded from the GMO regulation and don’t have to be labelled.
What solution does the tool offer?:A consortium of FiBL, Bioland, Naturland, Bio Austria, Bio Suisse, Demeter and BNN now published a list of vegetable cell fusion free cultivars, suited for organic production for Central Europe. By consulting the list, farmers can find out if the varieties they want to plant are included or if there are suitable alternatives. The list will be complemented with more cultivars, especially from the Mediterranean region.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding > Plant breeding
Germany > Organic Processors and Traders Association
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37865, https://shop.fibl.org/chde/mwdownloads/download/link/id/702/, https://shop.fibl.org/CHde/mwdownloads/download/link/id/155/?ref=1, https://www.ifoam.bio/sites/default/files/cell_fusion_replacement_strategy_2017_for_website_upload.pd, https://www.ifoam.bio/sites/default/files/position_paper_v01_web_0.pdf
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:37865
Deposited On:14 Apr 2020 07:17
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English

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