Tuesday, October 23, 2012

French Study (Séralini et al) on Genetically Modified Corn

Herbicide Resistant NK603 Corn - Rat Feeding Study

On October 22, 2012, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health (ANSES) issued a Press Release on the expert assessment it carried out which " ... concludes that the results of this research do not cast doubt on the previous assessments of genetically-modified NK603 maize and Roundup. In addition to the criticism already expressed by other bodies concerning the methodology, and based on the in-depth assessment that it has itself undertaken, ANSES considers that the study’s central weakness lies in the fact that the conclusions advanced by the authors are not sufficiently supported by the data published ... [However ANSES] recommends initiating studies and research on the long-term effects of GMOs in combination with plant protection products. Public funding should be made available for these studies ..."

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Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize
Gilles-Eric Séralinia, Emilie Claira, Robin Mesnagea, Steeve Gressa, Nicolas Defargea, Manuela Malatestab, Didier Hennequinc, Joël Spiroux de Vendômoisa. Food and Chemical Toxicology. Volume 50, Issue 11, November 2012, Pages 4221–4231.

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  1. European Food Safety Authority or simply EFSA is an agency that provides scientific advice on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain. This is the agency that gives approval for food and feed safety.

    Harvey Mack