When even New Scientist dismisses an anti GMO study as previously discredited…

[New Scientist]

It’s back. A controversial study purporting to show that genetically modified food causes health problems was republished this week in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe (DOI: 10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5). It was retracted last year by Food and Chemical Toxicology, which published it in 2012.

The research by Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen in France, claims that rats fed the modified maize suffered kidney, liver and pituitary problems. But the original was slated by toxicologists for its poor use of statistics, and the republished study has received just as much criticism.
Here’s what New Scientist‘s Debora MacKenzie wrote back in 2012 when the study was first published.
Today, researchers led by Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen in France announced evidence for a raft of health problems in rats fed maize that has been modified to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup. They also found similar health problems in rats fed the herbicide itself.
……
Are the findings reliable?
There is little to suggest they are….

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25777-study-attacking-genetically-modified-food-republished.html

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2 responses to “When even New Scientist dismisses an anti GMO study as previously discredited…

  1. One definition of insanity is doing bogus GMO studies over and over and expecting a different result.

    • This doesn’t even qualify as insanity because they didn’t even do the study again – they just shopped around for another journal in which to publish the same data.

      That’s the flip-side of reducing the power of the big publishing houses – anyone can set up an “on-line journal” with a scientific sounding name and go ahead and publish any kind of crap they want.

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