Seanad debates

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (Resumed)

Road Tolls

2:30 pm

Photo of Victor BoyhanVictor Boyhan (Independent) | Oireachtas source

The real substance is in the last two lines, that is, that the Irish policy is cautious and that random tests are carried out. I thank the Minister of State for her comprehensive reply. The three important things from that are that the Government needs to demonstrate its caution, that we need to see more statistics in terms of the testing and that is something I can take up with the agriculture committee, of which I am a member, and that many people are not aware of GM feedstuffs in animals. We talk at great length about not growing GM produce in this country but we are feeding our animals - sheep, poultry and cattle for beef - with this modified food.There is a little bit of misunderstanding but we need bigger labelling and more education and to be upfront and open, honest and transparent with the fact that we are using GM foods to feed animals in this country. I thank the Minister of State.


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