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EU finds GM maize and cancer study ‘inadequate’

John Kerr posted in on October 5th, 2012.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has conducted an initial review into  a highly criticised French study linking herbicide resistant GM maize and cancer in rats, and found the research substantially lacking in terms of methodology and data. The research was published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology by Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues. You can […]

Drugs “on-the-cob” could provide cheaper therapies

John Kerr posted in on September 19th, 2012.

A treatment for a rare disease, which could previously only be manufactured by expensive cell culture techniques, may now be produced by greenhouse-grown maize. The findings, published today in Nature Communications, could dramatically decrease the cost of treating patients with a rare, but life-threatening inherited disease. Researchers created transgenic maize seeds which can synthesize alpha-L-iduronidase, […]

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