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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 […]

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 […]

Study on cancer and GM maize – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 20th, 2012.

A new study released overnight claims that GM maize treated with the herbicide RoundUp causes a variety of cancers in rats. However scientists have criticised the study’s design and analysis, saying that no clear conclusions can be drawn from the available data. The study’s authors claim that females rats fed the GM maize were 2-3 […]

GM biotech players outline their science roadmaps

Peter Griffin posted in on September 4th, 2012.

ABIC 2012 Digest – Day Two: SMC media advisor Dacia Herbulock is attending the ABIC conference in Rotorua this week and is covering some of the sessions. The following is a summary of presentations given by scientists from Monstanto and DuPont two major global players in genetic engineering. Scientists from Monsanto and DuPont provided a […]

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