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Exhibit on the exhibition ship MS “Wissenschaft”

29 July 2020 - IAMO scientist Gabi Waldhof presents her research findings on the public debate on genetic engineering at the MS “Wissenschaft” exhibition. The exhibit “Green genetic engineering in focus” helps visitors of the exhibition to compare their attitude to the topic with the arguments of supporters and opponents.

From 30 June to 17 October 2020, the exhibition ship MS “Wissenschaft” will set off on a long journey. The ship will dock at the ports of 19 cities for several days per stop. The exhibition inside of the ship contains numerous exhibits on “bioeconomy” that help children and adults to understand the topic. Information and scientific solutions to ecological challenges such as climate change, dwindling agricultural land and fossil resources are presented.

The exhibit by Gabi Waldhof deals with the public debate on genetic engineering of plants. Visitors can answer questions about the course of the genetic engineering debate. In that regard, the arguments of proponents and opponents of genetic engineering are presented and compared. “I am pleased to be able to communicate our research results in a playful way and I am excited to see whether visitors like our exhibit. I am particularly pleased that an exhibition like MS “Wissenschaft” helps to inform the public about current research projects,” says Gabi Waldhof.

The exhibit was created within the cooperative project “The Ethics and Economics of Modern Agricultural Myths” (AgriMyths). It was developed by the ScienceCampus Halle – Plant-based Bioeconomy (WCH) with the support of IAMO and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.