"EU Rejects French Scientist Report Linking GM Corn To Cancer"

"BRUSSELS -- The European Food Safety Authority said Thursday it cannot accept an 'inadequate' report by a French scientist on a link between cancer and genetically modified corn."

"The EFSA said an initial review showed that the 'design, reporting and analysis of the study ... are inadequate,' meaning it could not 'regard the authors' conclusions as scientifically sound.'

Given these shortcomings, the EFSA called on the author of the study, French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini, to provide additional information before a second, final review is completed by the end of this month.

Seralini's team at France's University of Caen found that rats develop tumours when fed US agribusiness giant Monsanto's NK603 corn, or when exposed to one of the company's weedkillers used with it, containing glyphosate."

Bryan McManus reports for AFP October 4, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"EU Panel Says Caen Study of Monsanto GM Corn Inadequate" (Reuters)

"Bt Maize Not Safe for Even Rats, Says Study" (Deccan Herald)
 

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