Thursday, November 29, 2012

EU rejects French report linking GM maize to cancer

AFP

The EU's food safety agency definitively rejected Wednesday a bombshell French report linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it failed to meet "acceptable scientific standards."

Harvested cobs of corn dry on the ground outside a house near Gaomi, in eastern China's Shandong province. A French study published earlier this year said rats fed on NK603 corn developed tumours.  AFP - The EU's food safety agency definitively rejected Wednesday a bombshell French report linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it failed to meet "acceptable scientific standards."  "Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Seralini et al. mean it does not meet acceptable scientific standards," the European Food Safety Authority said in a statement.  "Consequently it is not possible to draw valid conclusions about the occurrence of tumours in the rats tested," the agency said.  EFSA, which reviews the use and authorisation of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), added that it "finds there is no need to re-examine its previous safety evaluations of NK603," the genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness giant Monsanto…To Read More……

Editor’s Note:  This is a follow up on the October 3, 2012 post: French Study on GMO's: Making a mockery of scientific ethics.  Make no mistake about this.  If it wasn't for the internet this piece of junk science would have joined Silent Spring and all the other junk science touted by the greenies as foundational for tons of new and unwarranted regulations.   We are still living with regulations formulated by the EPA based on the fraudulent study from Tulane University regarding endocrine disruption and pesticides. 

  

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