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#GM food

# gm-food - 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.

# gm-food - Saturday 21 March, 2015

America has approved genetically modified spuds and apples

That means spuds that won’t bruise, and apples that won’t go brown. Weird.

# gm-food - 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.

# gm-food - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything

In the past received wisdom was to blanket our fields in chemicals, writes Walter Ryan-Purcell – so what does that tell us for today?

# gm-food - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.

# gm-food - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?

Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.

# gm-food - 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.

# gm-food - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

Ireland has “altered its voting position” to allow GM foods to be sold within the state; Enda Kenny admits that his public sector reform proposals would mean borrowing €1billion; and die-hard homeopaths are given an intriguing offer.

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.