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ErbUndGut - A supermarket in the Museum für Naturkunde

Poster für Supermarkt-Experimentierfeld GenomElection

+++ The installation was taken down on 15/05/2019 +++

Interactive Installation from 7/03 to 15/05/2019

The supermarket "ErbUndGut" in the Experimental Field of the Museum für Naturkunde creates a connection between old and new breeding methods and our everyday life. It addresses questions about the history of breeding, the depth of intervention of various genetic technologies, as well as species varieties and labelling requirements on the basis of five products (wheat, apple, potato, milk, tomato) and the model organism of genetics (Arabidopsis). The supermarket is part of GenomELECTION project, which is funded by BMBF and which deals with ethical, legal and communication aspects of genome editing.


Two audio stations and an interactive app are part of the installation. Here, works by the artists Kathrin Hunze, Alberto de Campo and Thomas Hermann make breeding methods and genetic data tangible in an artistic and playful way. The works were created in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the projects PLANT 2030 und ELSA-GEA.

The "ErbUndGut" supermarket is open daily from 8th March to 15th May (except Mondays) from 2 pm to 6 pm.


Take a look behind the facade of the supermarket products and visit our research page!

  • Further information about the six stations
  • Interviews and background information from our external partners
  • Explanations of terms

Further events within the scope of the installation

Stay true to us: You are cordially invited to our supermarket events:


Thu 7 March 2019, 3 pm

Performance and discussion: Into the potato, out of the potato
The performance of the artists Alberto de Campo and Kathrin Hunze translates the development of the potato into music. Be surprised and "listen" to completely different perspectives on this popular tuber. We would like to get in touch with you and illuminate modern plant breeding from an artistic perspective.
Registration here!


Tue 26th March 2019 and Tue 2nd April 2019

Student workshop: We roam the supermarket shelves together with students and take a closer look at other foods.


Mon 8th April 2019, 7.30 pm – 9 pm

Panel discussion "Have our foods ever been natural?"
In July 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that the new genome editing technologies must be classified as genetic engineering. What consequences does this ruling have for consumers? And what is the relationship between the notion of "naturalness" and this?
Registration here!


Tue 9 April 2019 2 pm to 7 pm

Workshop: "Supermarket of the Future - Your Voice in the Refrigerated Shelf"
Together with you we deal with the food of the future.
Participation is free of charge.
Workshop leader: Susann Klemcke, Lina Figueiredo, Jantje Meinzer, YOUSE GmbH.
Registration under: or Tel. 030-20179800


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
DLR Projektträger