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#genetically modified

# genetically-modified - Monday 20 August, 2018

'Ireland's decision to prohibit GM crops doesn't make sense'

Two eminent plant biotechnologists argue that the Irish government has made the wrong decision to opt out of growing GMOs here.

# genetically-modified - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favourite fruits and vegetables for millennia.

# genetically-modified - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets

However, it’s not yet known how their health will be impacted by the process.

# genetically-modified - Monday 14 July, 2014

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here

Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.

# genetically-modified - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

France orders probe after rat study links GM corn, cancer

Rats developed tumours after taking Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.

# genetically-modified - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Column: GM crops aren’t just about science – this is a political decision

Genetically modified crops aren’t just a matter for scientists – their use says something about big corporations and the rest of us, writes Fergal Anderson.

# genetically-modified - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Explainer: GM crop trials in Ireland GM

Explainer: GM crop trials in Ireland

We take a closer look at a proposal to start trials on genetically modified potato crops in Ireland – and the hopes, fears and challenges associated with GM foods.

# genetically-modified - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Emergency Department nurses in Limerick vote in favour of industrial action; former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army is jailed for war crimes; and we are left in no doubt about Madonna’s taste in blooms…

EU places limits on modified honey

Environmental activists have welcomed today’s ruling, saying it is “a victory for beekeepers, consumers and the movement for GM-free agriculture in Europe”.

# genetically-modified - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

EU proposes to harmonise GM food tolerance policy

The 27 member states endorse a proposal to allow a 0.1 per cent presence of genetic modification in food.

# genetically-modified - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Ireland to bring GM crops onto home market

Outgoing Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith says Ireland has “altered its voting position” and is now backing EU proposals to authorise the sale and use of genetically-modified maize and cotton.