GMO news related to Ireland

03.09.2012 |

Irish GM potato trials face legal challenge

THE FIRST steps were taken yesterday in a legal challenge to a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to allow genetically modified potato trials in Co Carlow. A group of environmentalists and organic producers sought, but were refused, a High Court order allowing them to legally challenge the Teagasc trial without facing the possibility of having to pay “prohibitively expensive” costs if they lost their case. The application was made by Co Kildare farmer Percy Podger on behalf of a group that included Green Party councillors Malcolm Noonan and Danny Forde and eight other organic producers and environmentalists.