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Ireland: Green light for GM potatoes test

| July 30, 2012

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the go-ahead for a genetically modified blight-resistant potato crop to be tested on lands in Co Carlow. Two hectares will be planted over the next four years to assess how the GM potatoes cope with less fungicidal spray than conventional varieties. The agency said scientists will continue to monitor the land, run by Teagasc, at Oak Park in the county, for four years after the trial.

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