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.
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, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512008149).
The group has new experimental data on Roundup, which will soon be released.
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
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or GMO risk assessment and do not publish papers on these topics.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.
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