THE STRAWBERRY OF THE FUTURE: A NECESSARY ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE DISCOVERIES OF THE BREEDERS AND THE KNOW-HOW OF THE GROWERS TO ADDRESS FOOD SAFETY AND CONSUMER SATISFACTION
If the agricultural challenge of the 20th Century was to feed a rapidly expanding world population following two world wars, then our efforts in the 21st Century will be increasing by focussed on food quality and safety. In berry crops genetic improvement for fruit quality often occurs at the expense of productivity, a theme that is well illustrated by the strawberry. This presentation examines the expectations of consumers with respect to fruit quality and safety and the expectations of growers with respect to plant productivity and reasonable financial returns. Using the strawberry as a model, we will examine how plant breeders are addressing these often conflicting demands through a combination of genetic improvement and innovative crop management systems.
Roudeillac, P. (2003). THE STRAWBERRY OF THE FUTURE: A NECESSARY ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE DISCOVERIES OF THE BREEDERS AND THE KNOW-HOW OF THE GROWERS TO ADDRESS FOOD SAFETY AND CONSUMER SATISFACTION. Acta Hortic. 626, 75-83
kiwifruit; modern biotechnology; tissue culture; protoplast culture and fusion; DNA molecular mark; genetic isolation and cloning; genetic transformation