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Department to publish land eligibility booklet

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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is to publish a land eligibility booklet which will outline characteristics of the agricultural land that will be deemed in a state fit for grazing or cultivation. A copy of this book will be issued to all farmers in Ireland in the coming days and will be available on the Department's website.

17 GMOs authorised for food/feed use

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The European Commission has authorised 17 GMOs (genetically modified organisms) for food/feed uses, including seven which are renewals of existing authorisations. The Commission also gave authorisation for the importation of two GMO cut flowers (not for food or feed).