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New study from tainted author with conflicting interests on GMOs

Back in September of 2012, French scientists led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said that they did a study that showed rats fed on a diet containing a Roundup-resistant maize variety or given water with Roundup at levels permitted in the United States, died earlier than those on a standard diet. The study…

Chipotle pulls an anti-GMO PR move

Is this really feasible? Does it make sense? Chipotle dumps GMOs: Why the fast food chain’s latest achievement is so unprecedented – Salon.com. Chipotle, the “fast-causal” chain widely praised for catalyzing the downfall of McDonalds, has gone (nearly) GMO-free. The company announced Monday that it’s succeeded in ridding its menu of food made with genetically…

Controversial GMO-rat tumor study republished (UPDATE: Not peer reviewed)

Recall that really, really awful paper that was published about genetically modified maize, Monsanto and Round-up weed killer? You know, the unethical one with the tumor-laden rats which was eventually retracted? Well, here is another example of YOU CAN GET ANYTHING PUBISHED. It’s been published in another journal. It includes a new analysis. Retracted Seralini GMO-rat…

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

An extremely controversial paper that made waves in the media over a year ago has FINALLY been retracted because it’s a piece of crap.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…

A 180 degree turn on GMOs. Thank science.

A heartening story about changing your mind. Because he discovered science. Leading Environmental Activist’s Blunt Confession: I Was Completely Wrong To Oppose GMOs. If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank. By his own reckoning, British environmentalist helped spur the anti-GMO movement in the mid-‘90s, arguing as recently at 2008…

Celebrities against GM foods

Television chefs and other public figures have been blamed for preventing science from feeding the poor by campaigning against genetically modified foods. Celebrities’ GM crusade stops science feeding the poor, says campaigner – Telegraph. The environmentalist Mark Lynas said GM crops could help provide more food at a lower price by reducing the need for…

Seralini GM maize study booted by EFSA

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

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)

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…

GM wheat crop vandalised in U.K.

BBC News – GM wheat trial at Rothamsted vandalised. A man has been charged with criminal damage following a break-in at the Rothamsted Research centre where a trial of GM wheat is being held. Rothamsted said that crops had been vandalised, causing “significant” damage. The incident took place on Sunday morning at the centre’s test…

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

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…