The booklet "Genetically modified crops" published from the German Research Foundation, does not meet the given claim
© Taube et al; licensee Springer. 2011
Received: 25 January 2011
Accepted: 2 February 2011
Published: 2 February 2011
In December 2009 the German Research Foundation published the booklet "Grüne Gentechnik" (Genetically modified crops) claiming to give a scientifically well balanced information about GMO's in agriculture. In this paper we analyse this approach resulting in a critical review regarding the intention of the booklet. We conclude that the evaluation of GMO's in agriculture primarily from a crop breeding perspective is lacking crucial positions in terms of ecology, socio-economy, agronomy, nutritional sciences and finally ethics in life science.