A year like no other before
Andy Doyle
Escalating costs in a war-torn Europe should prompt a rethink on how EU policies have shaped our agriculture and our real concerns for food security.
8 March 2022 News
Agriculture committee to be advised to adopt gene editing
The Oireachtas agriculture committee will be advised by scientists to allow Irish plant breeders to use gene editing technologies to improve yields and reduce the need for sprays.
27 January 2022 News
Tillage podcast: sprayer testing, maize plastic, organics and Black Sea tensions
On this week’s tillage podcast, the team runs through spring bean varieties, organic farming, gene editing in the UK and EU, the impact of Ukraine tensions on grain markets and much more.
England to cut red tape around gene editing R&D
The new rules will make it easier for scientists in England to conduct research into plant gene editing.
25 January 2022 Letters
Dempsey at Large: the farming pitch changes
Oxford Farming Conference – it’s clear that as the UK minister George Eustice is well-intentioned and well-informed but there are large blanks in policy still to be filled in.
12 January 2022 Opinion
US gene-edited calf aims to breed ‘sexed-semen’ bulls
Missouri based dairy farmer Michael Cox reports from recent breeding development in the US.
22 December 2021 Breeding & health
Precision breeding techniques being considered in EU
A number of things are now happening which point to an increased possibility of access to precision breeding technologies in the EU.
6 October 2021 Crops
UK decides to push towards gene editing technologies
The UK government's decision to move towards gene editing technologies seems like good news for UK farmers, but it could cause some unexpected variety access and trade issues.
1 October 2021 Husbandry
UK to ease rules on gene editing
Legislation will be enacted allowing research and development to begin on gene-edited crops.
29 September 2021 News
US agriculture secretary highlights gene editing role in climate challenge
US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said that while the US and EU ‘share the same goal, there may well be different ways to get to that goal’.
10 September 2021 News
Industry backs new gene-editing technology for potato breeding
Four key European industry bodies have backed the use of new genomic plant breeding techniques to develop new potato varieties
27 June 2021 News
Study shows potential role for gene editing in EU agriculture
The European Commission has published a study that outlines the potential role for new gene editing technology in meeting the EU's sustainability targets.
29 April 2021 News