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Genetically Modified Food

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Genetically modified (GM) food differs from non-GM (conventional) food in that it contains or is produced from a genetically modified organism (GMO).

The debate surrounding genetically modified (GM) food has been ongoing for decades, particularly within the EU where there are mixed views on whether it is safe or even useful. This leaflet is intended to provide information about some of the questions consumers may have about GM foods and how they are controlled in Ireland and the EU.