Ireland won’t grow gene edited, but will consume GM crops
Siobhán Walsh
Gene editing is different to genetic modification and according to a UCC lecturer and researcher, could reduce crop inputs, increase yields and improve safety.
5 June 2024 News
Food security does not mean full self-sufficiency - Commission
A high-level briefing from the EU Commission acknowledged the challenge for European farmers, and said that agriculture is a priority issue for the EU in external trade negotiations.
15 May 2024 World
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Gene editing vote gives 'hope' to tillage challenges
Gene editing could shave three or four years off the time needed to develop a new variety, according to a leading Teagasc researcher.
14 February 2024 News
MEPs' vote to allow gene-edited varieties welcomed by IFA
IFA grain chair Kieran McEvoy stated that new genomic techniques could leave farmers better able to face up to coming challenges of disease and climate pressures.
7 February 2024 News
MEPs back gene-edited seed but without patents
MEPs want any new varieties resulting from gene editing to be free from patents.
7 February 2024 News
MEPs agree to have two different sets of rules for gene-edited plants
MEPs also agree that all new genomic techniques plants should remain prohibited in organic production, as their compatibility requires further consideration.
25 January 2024 News