Kevin O Sullivan

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“Without these products, up to 80 per cent of the world’s food production would be lost,” says Miller. Above, Roundup. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Farmers and scientists need to use the tools of social media to far greater effect to counter myths being spread about food production and genetically(...)

Dr Eoin Lettice and Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich of UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Photograph: John Sheehan

Decisions by the Government and Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to restrict novel plant-breeding techniques and use of genetically modif(...)

E.coli bug: up to August 14th there were 320 VTEC “notifications” in Ireland.

Health authorities have failed to find the source of the E. coli infection responsible for one of the worst food poisoning outbreaks ever experienced(...)

Red Hot Mommas protesting against a waster-water treatment plant proposed for north Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Wearing their signature vintage swimwear, frequenters of Portmarnock’s famous Velvet Strand delivered objections to a large waste-water treatment faci(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (centre) with Stephen Nolan, chief executive of Sustainable Nation Ireland, and Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of EIT Climate-KIC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

A UN programme that encourages global financial centres to place “sustainable and green finance” at the heart of their operations and help fight clima(...)

Prof Stephen Sawcer said new gene technology, which was rapid and inexpensive, enabled a new approach in the search for treatments for MS.

One of the most significant global efforts to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments will see researchers from Ireland and Cambridge University c(...)

Stephen Sawcer,  professor of neurological genetics at Cambridge University, who will collaborate with Genomics Medicine Ireland to identify possible treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography.

When dramatic advances in gene technology emerged, notably in the ability to sequence the genetic make-up of humans, there was “a great wave of enthus(...)

Breast cancer clusters growing in 3D:  Photo: NUI Galway

Irish scientists have identified why there is a high relapse rate after chemotherapy in women who have the most aggressive form of breast cancer. The(...)

The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, in St Louis, USA. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

The weedkiller glyphosate, which is sold under the trade name Roundup, will continue to be licensed for use in Ireland in spite of a US court awarding(...)

Clare County Council said it disagreed with Irish Business Against Litter’s finding that Doolin pier was a “litter black spot”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tourism body Fáilte Ireland is to evaluate parts of the Wild Atlantic Way in light of litter at “pinch points” along the route which runs along the we(...)

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