Friday, January 11, 2013

Toxicity confirmed for GMO and Roundup - Seralini press conference

     CRIIGEN welcomes the confirmation of the research of Prof. Seralini's group on the long-term toxicity of Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world, and of a genetically modified (GM) maize which absorbs it without being killed. Both are products of Monsanto Company

     This study has become one of the most frequently accessed in the world since it was published in September 2012 (Food and Chemical Toxicology, 50 (2012), 4221-4231). The journal, one of the best toxicological journals, did not retract the study, despite relentless pressure to do so. Now it has published Seralini's group’s detailed answers to critics (Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2013, 

      The group has new experimental data on Roundup, which will soon be released.

      Negative criticisms came from around 40 scientists or groups, including agencies responsible for GMO or pesticide authorizations. Most were subsequently revealed to have conflicts of interest, either directly with Monsanto Company, or with other commercial interests, or with bodies that had previously authorized the commercialization of these or similar products.[1]

      Most of the critics are not specialists in the areas of pesticide toxicology or GMO risk assessment and do not publish papers on these topics. CRIIGEN and the research team have received statements of support and positive comments from more than 300 scientists from 33 countries across five continents. In our opinion these scientists are more representative of the scientific community at large.
Read the entire article here.

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