Genetically modified plants - a chance to feed mankind with healthy food


We invite you to another meeting within the project 'Scientific Cafés at the University of Gdańsk'. This time the lecture 'Genetically enhanced plants - a chance to feed humanity and not an unnecessary interference in food production' will be presented by prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska from the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG and GUMed.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 18:00, via the MS Teams platform. Those who wish to ask a question can do so until Monday, April 19, 2021, at:

Abstract: Plant breeding is as long as human history. However, over the centuries, and particularly in the last 50 years, plant breeding methods have changed dramatically. Selection and reproduction of the best individuals and the breeding of intra- and interspecific hybrids have been replaced by targeted breeding based on molecular markers, genetic modifications and genome editing.

During the lecture, I will try to prove that modern plant breeding based on genetic engineering is not a whim of scientists but a necessity, which will allow to feed mankind with healthy food and reduce environmental pollution by chemical plant protection products.

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The organiser of the series of meetings under the project 'Scientific Cafés at the University of Gdańsk' is the Faculty of Chemistry UG and the Faculty of Economics UG. The project is implemented under the programme Social Responsibility of Science / Excellent Science, module Social Responsibility of Science - Popularisation of Science and Promotion of Sport - funded by the Minister of Education and Science.

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