Myths & Facts

New Breeding Technologies (NBT)

New Breeding Technologies (NBT)

Swiss agriculture is under pressure. Due to the changing climatic conditions and increasing weather extremes, the cultivation of many crops has become more demanding. Nevertheless, consumers, processors and trade expect regional and high-quality products at affordable prices.

Arguments for new breeding technologies

Arguments for new breeding technologies

Plant breeding is complex. Accordingly, there are many questions in the discussion surrounding new breeding methods. swiss-food.ch has compiled the most important questions and answers on new breeding technologies.

Proven innovation protection and continued freedom for breeders

Proven innovation protection and continued freedom for breeders

No European country applies for more patents per capita than Switzerland. Patent protection is a mandatory prerequisite for research and development, a foundation of Swiss welfare.

Patents and plant breeding - a «fatal attraction»?

Patents and plant breeding - a «fatal attraction»?

Patents play a crucial role in science and research. Also in the field of new breeding methods, applying for patents is an important factor for innovation. In the following article you will find answers to many questions regarding patents in plant breeding.

Global facts on world food and agriculture
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Global facts on world food and agriculture

Only thanks to technological progress and modern crop protection will we be able to conserve our resources in the future and at the same time feed more and more people in a healthy way.

Ten myths about food production
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Ten myths about food production

Having the “right” diet is playing an increasingly more important role in the lives of a great many people. A healthy lifestyle has become a status symbol. Healthy foods and sustainable production methods have been the subject of many extremely emotional debates. A wide range of outdated ideas and myths have taken root in the minds of a large number of consumers.

Facts about drinking water and limit values
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Facts about drinking water and limit values

'Pure' water is either a tasteless distillate or a selling point. As natural products, neither tap water nor branded water is 'pure'. However, both can be drunk without hesitation.

Ten reasons for the use of pesticides
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Ten reasons for the use of pesticides

Less food loss, less food waste, less disease, cheaper food and more protection for natural spaces.