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Time for Ireland to officially ban growth of GM crops- Lynn Boylan MEP

10 August, 2015 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

 Reacting to the news that the Scottish government plans to formally ban GM crops from being grown on their territory, Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has called on the Irish government to do the same.

“I am very pleased to hear the Scottish government has not chosen to follow the pro-GM Tory government in England but instead has listened to the legitimate concerns of its citizens and environmental groups.

“It’s now time for the Irish government to put its money where its mouth is and do the same.

“Ireland’s food sector has a hard-won and excellent reputation for high-quality food produce which must be protected.

“Furthermore, the EU risk assessment for GM crops is inadequate, the majority of Irish citizens do not want them and the long-term impacts are unknown.

 “I’m calling on the government to follow the Scottish government’s lead and ban their growth on Irish territory.”

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