Ask the pea
The foundations of modern plant research
The brochure "Ask the pea" is covering the topics plant research and green genetechnology genetic engineering. To understand this complex topic as a whole, it is nescessary to know some basics. For an objective evaluation of genetic engineering, it is nescessary to connect it with natural processes and other techniques, which are already in existence and used for a long time.
Next to the basics and history of plant research, topics as plant breeding, ecology, environment and agricultur are explained in the different booklets. Each of the 5 booklets deals with one topic.
We want to give scientifically well-founded and generally understandable information about plant research and genetic engineering.
To explain basics in a clear and demonstrative. To demonstrate relationships generally understandable. To create a well-founded basic for everybody, who would like to form his/her own opinion related to the adressed topics.
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Am Mülenberg 1 ⋅ 14476 Potsdam-Golm ⋅ E-Mail: PR@mpimp-golm.mpg.de
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Jena
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Cologne
Nuertingen-Geislingen University of Applied Science
Wissenschaftlerkreis Grüne Gentechnik e.V. (WGG) Frankfurt a.M.
Text and Conception: Ursula Roß-Stitt, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP)
Dr. Ulrike Glaubitz, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology,
Sabine Schuh, Communication, www.saskomm.de
Prof. Dr. Thomas Altmann, Leibnitz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (Ask the Grape, Part 1, 2017)
Joachim Rinder, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Ask the Pea, Plum, Barley, First Edition 2007)
Dr. Jan Kellmann, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Ask the Pea, Plum, Barley, First Edition 2007)
Design, Illustration, Production
Stefan Pigur, www.pigurdesign.de
Dr. Neysan Donnelly, www.clearscience.org