European food safety agency rejects junk GM maize study

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The European Food Safety Authority has joined us and scientists around the world in rejecting as junk a study purporting to link genetically modified corn to cancer in rats. The study by French researcher Gilles-Eric Séralini was clearly a deeply-flawed, politically motivated effort to derail the vote against California s Proposition 37, which thankfully did indeed fail.

Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Séralini et al. mean it does not meet acceptable scientific standards and there is no need to re-examine previous safety evaluations of genetically modified maize, the EFSA said after a review of the study by six member states.

We would like to commend the official agreement by EFSA, with the rest of the sound science community, that the Seralini study linking genetically modified corn to cancer in rats, was completely flawed and should be ignored by the scientific and regulatory communities.