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From TheJournal.ie Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine Famine

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine

The fatal pathogen was uncovered in dried potato plant samples that were over 120 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued? Blight

Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?

And what should potato-growers do in response? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

From TheJournal.ie GM potato trials could be held in Carlow GM Trials

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.