Elemente der Naturwissenschaft 95, 2011, P. 3-8 | DOI: 10.18756/edn.95.3


This issue focuses on two articles by Ruth Richer et al on unintended effects of genetic modification of potatoes and tomatoes. At first glance it might appear that the studies presented are remote from issues in the public discussion of genetic modification. For example, here we are not dealing with the question of whether pollen from genetically modified maize that has not been approved for food is acceptable in honey – a question that the European Court has recently answered firmly in the negative. Neither are we dealing with health or ecological risks. [...]