Ewen Mullins

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Genetic engineering: “Ten years ago if you said such a technology would be widespread, people would have laughed.”

Earlier this month, readers of The Irish Times voted gene editing as the innovation of the last decade, beating competition such as the cloud, smartph(...)

GM potatoes tolerant to the late blight fungus might  be useful for Irish agriculture. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

In July 2018, the Government announced the prohibition/restriction of the commercial cultivation of genetically modified crops (GMO) in Ireland. Then (...)

Potato blossom: I started planting in February, for even earlier great-flavoured spuds that we can eat in their skins. Illustration: Michael Viney

Down on my knees again, I could be thanking Gaia for sparing the polytunnel from late winter storms but was actually planting potatoes. It’s been good(...)

Europe-wide study: researchers in 15 countries are studying GM potatoes’ potential resistance to blight. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty

The announcement this week of new European Union rules on genetically modified crops is just another step in a very politicised debate, according to D(...)

Dr Ewen Mullins working on last year’s potato crop in the GM study at Teagasc’s Oakpark facility in Co Carlow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teagasc hopes to begin planting out more than 5,000 potato plants in the next two weeks, in the second phase of its study into the environmental impac(...)