Gene editing vote gives 'hope' to tillage challenges
Noel Bardon
Gene editing could shave three or four years off the time needed to develop a new variety, according to a leading Teagasc researcher.
7 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.
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
Farmer Writes: Bring on gene editing
Operation Transformation’s Eddie Murphy warned us that loneliness is so damaging to our mental health, it’s the same as smoking 10 Major every day.
20 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Tillage Podcast: what is gene editing and how can it reduce pesticide use?
“New genomic techniques” is a complicated term. In this podcast, Dr Ewen Mullins of Teagasc explains just what these techniques are and what they can do for agriculture.
14 December 2023 News
Small number of submissions to new genomic techniques consultation
The consultation, which was run by the Department of Agriculture, started on 4 September and finished on 25 September.
8 October 2023 News
Consultation opens for EU gene editing proposals
Farmers and agri-sector stakeholders can submit their views on EU gene editing plans over the next three weeks.
5 September 2023 News