Tagged: Séralini

Is GM corn really different to non-GM corn? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 31, 2016

‘Substantially equivalent’ is the term used by regulatory bodies as part of confirming a GM crop is safe for consumption. Earlier work claims GM corn is ‘substantially equivalent’ to non-GM corn. Earlier this month a study was published in Scientific Reports claiming genetically modified corn is not substantially equivalent to non-GM corn, “Our molecular profiling results show that NK603 and its isogenic control … Read More

Book review: What’s so controversial about genetically modified food? - Scibooks

John Kerr Dec 11, 2016

John T Lang’s new book tackles a tough question: What’s so controversial about genetically modified food? The answer is: It’s complicated. While far from satisfying, this conclusion isn’t a cop out. The staggering complexity of our modern food systems is a returning theme in Lang’s small treatise on genetic modification (GM) and food. His observations and insights are … Read More

Seralini herbicides and adjuvants - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 22, 2015

Gilles-Éric Séralini is best known for a research paper testing rats on GM feed and Roundup that was widely panned by the scientific community and eventually retracted.[1] He has also tried to argue that it is other factors in Roundup (adjuvants) that causes toxicity, not the active ingredient glyphosate and that this calls for regulatory changes. Read More

Séralini GMO maize and Roundup study republished with no scientific peer review - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 26, 2014

One of my questions in my previous article on Séralini’s widely criticised study being republished appears to have been answered. In my previous article, I wrote “I am a little curious about how the review process accepted the paper”, wondering how they dealt with the criticisms levelled at the paper after it’s original publication. Scientific journal … Read More

Widely criticised Séralini GMO feed study republished, with companion piece - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 25, 2014

As I start to write this an hour after the embargo for the release of the news that a new iteration of Séralini’s widely criticised paper is being published, the paper has somewhat belatedly become available.[1] In addition to republishing their earlier work, four of the eight authors (including Séralini) offer a companion piece, Conflicts of … Read More

Controversial Seralini paper retracted - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Nov 29, 2013

He caused an uproar in science last year when he published a paper suggesting genetically modified maize and the RoundUp herbicide caused tumours in rats he used in his experiments. Now Gilles Seralini and colleagues have seen their paper in Food and Chemical Toxicology retracted  by publisher Elsevier because of concerns over the “number of animals in each study … Read More