GM-FREE label to help food sales

A GM-free label for Irish food is to be introduced by the government next year in a bid to boost sales abroad. Ciaran Cuffe, the food minister, is consulting officials in the Department of Agriculture about how best to achieve verification and testing for the label ahead of its planned launch.

“Over 70% of consumers in Europe want their food to be GM-free, so there is a big commercial aspect to this,” said a spokespan for Cuffe. “At this point it’s realistic to say we’ll be launching the label next year.”

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