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GM company not welcome in County Meath - Reilly

9 May, 2006


Meath  West  Sinn  Féin  Candidate for the general election, Councillor Joe Reilly  has welcomed the unanimous decision of Meath County Council to pass a  motion  declaring  the  County  GM  free.   German company BASF has been
granted  a  license  by  the  EPA  to  grow  a crop of genetically modified
potatoes at Summerhill in County Meath.

Councillor  Reilly  said,  “At  the Meath County Council meeting last night councillors  from  all  represented  parties unanimously passed a motion to
declare  the County GM free. I welcome this decision and I would advise the
German  company  BASF  to  take  note of it. They have stated that they are
studying  the  conditions  attached  to  the  EPA’s granting of the license
before  making a decision on whether to proceed.  In doing so they now need
to take note of the fact that they are not welcome in County Meath.” ENDS

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