German firm may abandon planned GM potato trials
IRISH EXAMINER, May 24 2006 http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/story.asp?j=3901740&p=39xy755&n=3901832&x=
The German chemical firm that received permission to grow genetically modified potatoes in Co Meath is reportedly considering abandoning the trials.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided earlier this year to let the trials to ahead on a farm in Arodstown, despite intense opposition to GM food in Ireland.
However, reports this morning said the firm (BASF) was now considering cancelling its plans to grow the crops due to the stringent restrictions being imposed by the EPA.
The company has already decided not to go ahead with the trials this summer and says it is awaiting the outcome of discussions with the EPA before making a decision about future years.