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Con il motto «Conoscenza interdisciplinare a servizio della società» l’accademia svizzera di scienze naturali (SCNAT) si impegna con i suoi 35'000 esperte ed esperti a livello regionale, nazionale e internazionale per il futuro della scienza e società.

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« Ozone et smog estival: les changements climatiques menacent les succès d’aujourd’hui »
  • 2016

Ozone et smog estival: les changements climatiques menacent les succès d’aujourd’hui

La concentration d’ozone dans l’air en Suisse n’a que légèrement diminué malgré des mesures de protection de l’air appliquées avec succès. Par conséquent, le smog estival est toujours nocif pour la santé de l’homme. Avec le réchauffement climatique, les étés caniculaires tels que ceux de 2003 et 2015 pourraient devenir plus fréquents et à nouveau aggraver les problèmes d’ozone.
Factsheet «New plant breeding techniques for Swiss agriculture – significant potential, uncertain future»
  • 2016

Factsheet «New plant breeding techniques for Swiss agriculture – significant potential, uncertain future»

The genetic makeup of plants can be modified precisely by means of new breeding techniques. Typically, these changes could also occur naturally and, in the process, no genetic material that is unrelated to the species remains in the plant. The techniques significantly broaden the possibilities for plant breeding, thereby potentially helping to make Swiss agriculture more environmentally friendly, economically viable and ultimately more sustainable.1 As some varieties developed by using the new breeding techniques already exist and new ones are expected to follow shortly, it is imperative to determine whether or not plants engineered by means of these new techniques are subject to the Gene Technology Act. From a natural scientific point of view, there is no reason for a strict regulation of plants bred in this fashion.

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Marcel Tanner im April 2015 auf einer seiner vielen Reisen nach Afrika, hier am Kilomberofluss bei Ifakara, Tansania.

Prof. Marcel Tanner
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