On 4 May 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted consent, subject to specified conditions, to BASF Plant Science GmbH, Germany for the deliberate release into the environment of GM potatoes with improved resistance to potato blight for purposes other than placing on the market i.e. to perform field trials, from April to October 2006 to 2010. This trial did not proceed.
The trial was assigned GMO Register No G0208-01. The Register provides significant details about the trial.
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.