Over the centuries, epidemics and insect invasions have on different occasions come close to destroying all of Europe's vineyards. Wine growers are often obliged to combat these scourges by using chemical products. In Europe, however, the man in the street, the public powers and farmers are reluctant when it comes to genetically modified organisms, even if genetic engineering enables vines to resist disease and insects.
The report was produced as part of the EURONEWS FUTURIS programme. It is available to television stations at no cost and royalty-free.
The report includes interviews with:
Alexandra Boudrot, œnologist, Caves de Beblenheim
Olivier Lemaire, virologist, INRA
Serge Scharwatt, Director, Caves de Beblenheim
Roberto Viola, in charge of genetic research at IASMA
Giovanni Gius, Director, IASMA
Type: VNR Reference: I-051921 Date: 27/09/2006 Duration: 07:47 Available Languages:INT, EN