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People pressure needed for GMO ban – Boylan European Parliament

A Sinn Fein MEP is calling on people to put pressure on EU ministers to ban crops containing GMOs. Lynn Boylan who is the Sinn Fein MEP for the Dublin constituency was speaking today at the European Parliament in Brussels. Her comments followed yesterday’s vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to strengthen EU Countries’ […]


Interview with Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness on GMOs

Owen Stafford interviews Mairead McGuinness on GMOs and the vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to give greater flexibility to EU member states to restrict or ban GMO production.  Out words: not on those Dur: 3.10


Appointment of a Meat Regulator could lead to more bureaucracy- McGuinness

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has expressed concerns over calls for a regulator for Ireland’s meat industry. The suggestion was made by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association. It comes in the midst of the dispute between farmers and the meat industry with the farmers unhappy with the prices they’re getting for their […]


EU Food safety rules not up for negotiation with US – McGuinness

The EU will not compromise on its food safety standards in negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement with the US. During the on-going discussions on the agreement, also known as the TTIP, food safety has become a sensitive issue. The US is looking for more harmonisation of rules with the EU, on […]


Boylan calls for a strong legal basis to ban GMOs – European Parliament

MEPs in the European Parliament are looking to create a legal basis for EU countries to ban or restrict production of crops containing Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs.The Environment Committee of the European Parliament yesterday voted to extend flexibility for EU countries, such as Ireland, to ban GMO crops. The vote came amid concerns that an […]


Meat factories need to show ‘more respect’ to farmers – McGuinness

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says the Irish meat factories needs to show more respect to farmers, amidst the dispute between the two sides over beef prices. Ms McGuinness made the comments at the European Parliament in Brussels after farmers staged nationwide protests outside meat factories demanding a better price for their animals. The […]


Bratusek under fire in Parliament

In this clip Slovenia’s Commissioner Designate Alenka Bratusek comes under fire during her hearing before the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.