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On 25 July 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted consent to Teagasc to carry out a field trial with genetically modified (GM) blight resistant potatoes at Oak Park, Co Carlow over a four year period from 2012 to 2016 inclusive, subject to conditions.
The proposed trial to test GM potatoes has been assigned GMO Register No G0469-01. The Register provides significant details about the trial. The relevant entries will be updated as details become available.
Any person or organisation proposing to carry out a deliberate release of a genetically modified organism (GMO) for purposes other than placing on the market (performance of field trials) must comply with the legislative requirements set out under Part II of the GMO (Deliberate Release) Regulations S.I. No 500 of 2003.
Condition 5.8 of the Consent Conditions requires Teagasc to submit a report to the Agency each year up to 2020. The report is to include information on results of monitoring activities, and shall provide details of the number of volunteers (groundkeepers) recorded and how they were dealt with. The end-of-year reports to date can be found below:
End-of year 2012
End-of year 2013
End of year 2015
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