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Rat food contamination study questioned – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 3rd, 2015.

A new study reports that the near-ubiquitous contamination of  ‘chow’ used to feed rats in experiments maybe causing spurious results in toxicology studies. However independent experts say the results may in fact show the opposite –  that there is no cause for concern. The study, published today in PLOS ONE, examined GMO content and the […]

Controversial GM study republished – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on June 25th, 2014.

A controversial retracted study on the toxicology of genetically modified corn and pesticide has been republished in a new journal. In 2012, a study was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology by Séralini et al. titled “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize.” The authors of the study claimed […]

GM maize and cancer study retracted – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on November 29th, 2013.

A controversial study on the effects of GM maize on rats has now been retracted by the publishing journal. The study suggested that genetically modified round-up resistant corn could cause cancer in rats. The article by Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues was published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. The global network of Science Media Centres […]

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