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Sustainable production of transgenic strawberry plants. ethnical consequences and potential effect on the producers and consumers.

Exploitable results

The molecular biological aspects of the final project present a new genetically modified strawberry plant with an increased resistance against the fungus Botrytis cinerea that causes grey mould. The sociological aspects of the project include a change in attitude of consumers and producers against genetically modified food products with strawberry as a model system. Based on the ethical evaluation and the models applied it is concluded that a positive evaluation in favour of commercial production of the GM-strawberry cultivars is not acceptable.