Date for your Diary


Monday, 21st February 2011

Buswells Hotel, Georgian Suite, starts at 2.00pm


Leading people from the Irish food sector have been invited,

and the following have confirmed so far:

Eddie Punch/Gillian Westbrook – General Secretary, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association

Anita Hayes – Founder, Irish Seed Savers Association

John Brennan – Chairperson, Western Organic Network, Greenbox and Ecotourism

Michael Ewing – Coordinator, Environmental Pillar Social Partnership

Grace Maher – Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association

John O’Callaghan – CEO of the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association)

Clodagh McKenna – Chef, Food Writer and Television Presenter (tbc)

Chair: Clare O’ Grady Walshe (Board of Irish Seed Savers and Afri spokesperson)

This press conference is called in response to the recent decisions by Minister Brendan Smith to “allow the marketing of food, food ingredients and feed consisting of or produced from genetically modified products” in Ireland.

The event is endorsed and supported by Euro-Toques (European Community of Chefs and Cooks).

For further information contact:

Clare O’ Grady Walshe 086 3065739,

or Joe Murray 086 3946893