GMO

Consumer group queries EU’s ‘inexplicable double standard’ on GMOs

Consumer group queries EU’s ‘inexplicable double standard’ on GMOs

The EU’s stance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been criticised by the Consumer Choice Center, which has labelled it...

July 16, 2020

18,000ha of rapeseed destroyed due to GMO risk

18,000ha of rapeseed destroyed due to GMO risk

A massive 18,000ha of rapeseed has been destroyed in France due to a risk of contamination with a GMO (genetically...

April 9, 2019

Government GMO decision labelled ‘a grave mistake’

Government GMO decision labelled ‘a grave mistake’

Recent decisions by the European Union and the Irish Government on novel plant-breeding techniques could consign Irish agriculture to the...

August 20, 2018

European farmers react strongly to EU gene-editing ruling

European farmers react strongly to EU gene-editing ruling

European farmers’ group Copa-Cogeca has expressed regret at the decision yesterday to re-categorise gene-edited crops, warning of potential consequences for...

July 26, 2018

State agencies urged to take ‘firm stance’ on GMO crop cultivation

State agencies urged to take ‘firm stance’ on GMO crop cultivation

Ireland needs to take a “firm stance” against the cultivation of crops containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) to protect its “green”...

July 13, 2018

MEPs say no to five new GMO products

MEPs say no to five new GMO products

Plans to authorise five genetically modified organism (GMO) products by the European Commission have been opposed by the European Parliament....

October 9, 2016

Commission authorises 11 GMOs for food and feed use

Commission authorises 11 GMOs for food and feed use

The European Commission recently gave the go ahead for the placing on the market of products – for food and...

September 19, 2016

GMO soybean gets the green light from EU food safety authority

GMO soybean gets the green light from EU food safety authority

A new GMO soybean has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with the soybean strand deemed as...

August 29, 2016

A ‘milestone’ for Monsanto as Commission approves 3 soybean GMOs

A ‘milestone’ for Monsanto as Commission approves 3 soybean GMOs

Three genetically modified organisms (GMOs) soybean varieties for food/feed uses have been approved by the European Commission and Monsanto has...

July 25, 2016

Lidl to list GMO-free dairy products in its German stores

Lidl to list GMO-free dairy products in its German stores

Lidl is to introduce several GMO-free dairy products in its German stores this year, with GMO-free milk being listed from...

July 4, 2016

GMOs are being authorised in the EU without Member State support – MEPs

GMOs are being authorised in the EU without Member State support – MEPs

GMOs are being authorised in the EU without the support of Member States, according to MEPs. They said last week...

February 8, 2016

Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

The European Commission has adopted two Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed uses, despite MEPs from the European...

December 9, 2015

MEPs block approval of new GM maize variety

MEPs block approval of new GM maize variety

MEPs have opposed the authorisation of a new variety of GM maize, which is tolerant to glyphosate – the main ingredient...

December 5, 2015

McGuinness says imported GM soya is required in Europe

McGuinness says imported GM soya is required in Europe

This week, the European Parliament rejected the Commissions proposal to allow Member States to ban the use of EU-approved GMO feed...

October 29, 2015

European Parliament rejects national GMO bans proposal

European Parliament rejects national GMO bans proposal

A draft EU law that would enable any EU Member State to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of...

October 28, 2015

There’s not much to gain from going down the GMO route – Sean Kelly MEP

There’s not much to gain from going down the GMO route – Sean Kelly MEP

Ireland hasn’t much to gain from going down the genetically modified organism (GMO) route, according to Fine Gael MEP, Sean...

October 19, 2015

8 things you should know about GMOs in Europe

8 things you should know about GMOs in Europe

A draft EU law that would enable any Member State to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved...

October 15, 2015

Environment MEPs oppose national GMO import bans proposal

Environment MEPs oppose national GMO import bans proposal

A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved...

October 14, 2015