GM Food

Notes from Rio+20’s Peoples Summit on GM food crops & sustainable development

The People’s Summit at the Rio+20 event on Sustainable Development was a forum for global civil society on the future and survival of humanity and our world. Concerned citizens came from all walks of life in order to share knowledge, experience, and put aside differences in order to help solve humanity’s urgent problems, together. Many [...]

Submission by Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association (IDEA) regarding, Teagasc Field Trial GM Potatoes Application to EPA

Major Concerns: the proposal works out of a knowledge base that is outdated and incorrect in which genes, and the whole process of reproduction, is limited to a linear, controllable process. Living systems respond dynamically to their circumstances, both internal and external, for survival.. Emergent properties, inherent in complex systems, describe a fundamental response that [...]

Doctors Oppose Release Of GMO Seeds

Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association warns of GMO health risks Call for immediate ban on Monsanto’s live GMO seeds Dublin, 17 October 2005. The Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association has called for a ban on the importation of Monsanto’s live GMO seeds. The Association’s spokesperson Dr. Elizabeth Cullen said “the health risks of introducing genetically modified animal feed [...]

Genetically modified food and health – a cause for concern?

Foods containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients are on sale in Irish shops. In a survey of soya based foods undertaken by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in 2002, over a half of the products tested contained genetically modified ingredients. Such products included baby foods and soya desserts. This soya bean contains a foreign gene [...]

IDEA Position on Genetically Modified Foods

The Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association is opposed to the growing of genetically engineered plants and the use of substances derived from genetically engineered plants in food. IDEA calls for a complete moratorium on the growing and use of such foods. All such foods currently on the market should be withdrawn as they have been insufficiently [...]

Notes from Rio+20’s Peoples Summit on GM food crops & sustainable development

The People’s Summit at the Rio+20 event on Sustainable Development was a forum for global civil society on the future and survival of humanity and our world. Concerned citizens came from all walks of life in order to share knowledge, experience, and put aside differences in order to help solve humanity’s urgent problems, together. Many [...]