Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland:  said genetic modification was one of a number of promising tools for improving nutrition and increasing food production “yet Europe remains sceptical and reluctant although nobody has become ill or died from the effect of eating food derived from GMOs”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It is time stop dismissing the role of genetically-modified foods for ideological or political reasons and to put aside “irrational and non-science ba(...)

Fibre provides a source of energy for the friendly probiotic bacteria living in the large intestine that in turn may help to boost the immune system

Fibre is a vital but often forgotten nutrient for health. It plays a role in digestion and in reducing our risk of heart disease, diabetes and colo(...)

Dr Iona Pratt, who died suddenly while on holiday in Honduras in February, was one of the best known of Irish scientists internationally. (...)

Live fly larva at a fly factory in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Photograph: Jenny Goldhawk-Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Would you be happy to eat chicken or fish that had been reared on fly larvae? That’s the question being asked by an EU-funded pro(...)

Rebecca Wall, a researcher with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, with Dr Catherine Stanton: “Teagasc has a very big collection of bacteria cultures,” says Dr Stanton

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Ireland with approximately 10,000 people dying from it each year, according to the Irish Heart Foundation(...)

While abortion legislation has been the subject of the discussion in the wake of the death of Savita Halapanavar, little attention has been giv(...)

Over three months have elapsed since the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) uncovered the practice of replacing processed beef with horse (...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is seeking to water down an EU proposal restricting the use of pesticides linked to declining bee number(...)

Iceland: retailer yesterday said the batch was manufactured nearly a year ago and Iceland had not used the UK supplier since last November. It said the product was no longer on sale in any Iceland store in Ireland or abroad

Frozen-food retailer Iceland Foods has withdrawn a diced beef steak product following confirmation it tested positive for more than 1 per cent (...)