Food producers urge greater use of GM-free status

Leading figures in the Irish food industry say we should be capitalising on our status as a GM-free nation.

Leading figures in the Irish food industry say we should be capitalising on our status as a GM-free nation.

They say Ireland is one of the world's leading producers of food that is not genetically modified.

Now big names in the sector, including chef Richard Corrigan and Darina Allen from the Ballymaloe Cookery School, want to see a labelling system for non-GM Irish products.

It is hoped the initiative would expand the Irish food industry's global market share.

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