MEPs agree to have two different sets of rules for gene-edited plants
Amy Forde
MEPs also agree that all new genomic techniques plants should remain prohibited in organic production, as their compatibility requires further consideration.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Reality bites on farm payments
Changes in the VAT goalposts mean the net cost of some investments have dramatically changed to the farmer.
18 October 2023 News
Glyphosate approval hangs in the balance
A European Commission proposal to renew the licence for glyphosate for 10 years failed to receive qualified majority backing at a key Brussels vote.
Glyphosate approval hangs in the balance
Approval of glyphosate products such as Roundup must now go to an appeals committee after failing to get qualified majority backing from member states.
13 October 2023 News
European Commission proposes to renew glyphosate for 10 years
Around 60% of glyphosate used by Irish farmers is on grassland and it is also utilised for weed control on tillage farms.
20 September 2023 News