Posted in July 2012

Irish Examiner: Environment groups are considering legal action

Today’s Irish Examiner includes an article covering how a consortium of environmental NGOs are considering legal action, at a European Level, on the failure of the Government to ensure a Strategic Environmental Assessment is conducted on Food Harvest 2020. The article looks at all areas of food production, finishing with issues surrounding government plans to significantly … Continue reading

European Commission to probe agri-industry expansion plan

Today, the Irish Times highlighted a complaint from 15 environmental groups to the European Commission that agri-industry’s Food Harvest 2020 is not being environmentally assessed, despite industry themselves and the Environmental Protection Agency recommending it should. The proposals in Food Harvest 2020 include a 78% increase in fish farming output. Just last month, Save Bantry Bay made … Continue reading