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Seralini’s paper about rats with tumors from GM food is RETRACTED

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An extremely controversial paper that made waves in the media over a year ago has FINALLY been retracted because it’s a piece of crap. We covered the story in three pieces from September to November of 2012. The paper was universally panned as terrible science that did not support the conclusions which were obviously biased…

Seralini GM maize study booted by EFSA

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An update to this story about a study condemning GM corn. European Agency’s Final Verdict on Controversial GM Study: Not Scientifically Sound – ScienceInsider. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today delivered its final verdict on a controversial study that examined the toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize. The study “does not meet acceptable scientific…

Controversial GM corn study not impressive to EU food safety officials

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In an update to this story, the GM corn study that was widely panned by scientists is considered rubbish by EU safety watchdog. GM Maize study ‘inadequate’, EU watchdog claims – Telegraph. European Food Safety Authority, the EU watchdog, has concluded after an initial review that the “design, reporting and analysis of the study, as…

Study results inflame the issue of genetically modified food and herbicides (UPDATE)

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Study on Monsanto GM corn concerns draws skepticism | Reuters. In a study that prompted sharp criticism from other experts, French scientists said on Wednesday that rats fed on Monsanto’s genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller suffered tumors and multiple organ damage. The French government asked the country’s health watchdog to investigate…

Greenpeace just wants to support their idea that GM foods are bad

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Scientists refute Greenpeace claim that genetically modified corn caused new insect pest. An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC),Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is “a new plant pest” that was “caused by genetically engineered corn.” The Greenpeace Germany report, which was written…