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Genomics and crop plant science in Europe | 24.05.04

Abstract:

EASAC published on 24 May 2004 a report on genomics and crop plant science in Europe. The report concludes that the successful application of new tools and methods in plant genetics to conventional farming is being held back in the European Union by the lack of a coherent research strategy and the impact of legislation. The report identifies a number of ways in which plant genetics could improve agricultural methods other than through genetic modification, and calls for spending levels on research in the European Union to match those in North America. It also recommends that Member States give more help to the development of plant genetics in developing countries.

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