Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Study linking GM maize to cancer must be taken seriously by regulators

Trial suggesting a GM maize strain causes cancer has attracted a torrent of abuse, but it cannot be swept under the carpet
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, professor of molecular biology at Caen university in France, knows how to inflame the GM industry and its friends. For seven years he and his team have questioned the safety standards applied to varieties of GM maize and tried to re-analyse industry-funded studies presented to governments.
The GM industry has traditionally reacted furiously and personally. Séralini has been widely insulted and smeared and last year, in some desperation, he sued Marc Fellous, president of the French Association of Plant Biotechnology, for defamation, and won (although he was only awarded a nominal €1 in damages).
But last week, Seralini brought the whole scientific and corporate establishment crashing down on his head. In a peer-reviewed US journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, he reported the results of a €3.2m study. Fed a diet of Monsanto's Roundup-tolerant GM maize NK603 for two years, or exposed to Roundup over the same period, rats developed higher levels of cancers and died earlier than controls. Séralini suggested that the results could be explained by the endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, and overexpression of the transgene in the GMO.
READ MORE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/28/study-gm-maize-cancer


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  2. Séralini claims his study is the first long-term evaluation of the impact GM food could have on animal health. This is simply not true. Please read http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/the-largest-experiment-with-human.html

    Paulo Andrade
    Prof. Genetics/ Federal University of Pernambuco/ Recife/ Brazil

  3. I really do not care that someone else in academia linked the cause and effect of GMOs and cancer first. We all know this here in the States, and need all the ammunition we can get to stop it. So no pissing contests about which country did it first.

    As for early detection and tx of CA. Why not prevent it first? Why justify the use of GMOs in our country. Being the child of a VN Veteran, I am ALREADY a GMO. I suffer from a plethora of health problems, as do my VN Vets brothers and sisters, I prefer to NEVER have to have cancer in the first place. Are you a child of a VN Vet? Please find go to COVVHA.net to find others like yourself, and the support you never knew existed.

  4. That should have been a great discovery. Thanks for keeping us posted with the details