02 September 2013
Key news in brief
What new findings have three years of research brought with regard to the release of genetically modified plants? What are the researchers’ recommendations for politicians, legislators and society? The core findings of the National Research Programme “Benefits and Risks of the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Plants” (NRP 59) have now been summarised in a brochure that is published in a easily understandable language. The 70-page document is the final publication to be produced by NRP 59. It is targeted at schools, interested lay persons and politicians. The brochure can be obtained free of charge from firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 May 2013
Death of Dirk Dobbelaere
Dirk Dobbelaere, president of the NRP 59 Steering Committee, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 19, 2013. He had been in good health and succumbed to a heart attack following one of his beloved bike rides.
Science loses a dedicated researcher who, in his role as president of the NRP 59, always strove to hold an objective view in his dialog with the public and politicians. The NRP 59 loses an esteemed colleague who, even in an unemotional and sometimes harsh environment, never lost his sense of humour.
The NRP 59 wishes much strength in these difficult hours and expresses its sincere condolences to his family.
24 January 2013
Programme synthesis now available as a downloadable PDF
A downloadable PDF of the programme synthesis in german can now be ordered from the vdf Verlag. This document combines numerous photographs, diagrams as well as an attractive layout and provides an overview of the benefits and risks of genetically modified plants in Switzerland. A scientific summary of the facts as well as texts written by researchers and experts in the areas of agriculture and politics offer a basis for personal opinion formation.
Link to the PDF
11 September 2012
NRP 59 programme synthesis available online
The entire NRP 59 programme synthesis is now available online (choose language: deu). The content of the approximately 300-page book has been adapted for easy reading on an iPad, with direct access to the various chapters. Presently, the publication is available only in German. A French version will be released within the next few weeks.
Link to the results