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How could Séralini's GM study have made suckers of so many people?

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How could Séralini's GM study have made suckers of so many people?

By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council

The retraction last week by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology of the widely criticised anti-GM research paper commonly referred to as “the Séralini paper” no doubt left many in the science community and food industry around the world rightly asking...

Monsanto GM study fallout: Seralini stands firm over retraction

"We maintain our conclusions," says Seralini

Seralini stands firm as journal moves to retract GM rat study

By Nathan Gray

The researcher behind a heavily criticised study linking Monsanto's GM maize and Roundup products to cancer in rats says he will not willingly withdraw the research, after the journal issued a 'withdraw or be retracted' ultimatum yesterday.

Research that linked genetically modified crops and Roundup with massive tumours in rats will be withdrawn, says the the journal which originally published the research.

Journal set to retract Seralini GM rat cancer study

By Nathan Gray

A heavily criticised rat study that linked Monsanto's genetically modified maize and the herbicide Roundup to increased cancer risks is set to be withdrawn by the journal that published it.

The crop could become the third to be approved for cultivation in the EU

European Union moves toward GM corn approval

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Union has moved toward approving a variety of genetically modified (GM) maize for cultivation, 12 years after a request was first filed.

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

By Maggie Hennessy

The global market for non-GMO food and beverage products shows great promise in the coming years, but its success is far from guaranteed, as global consumer support for mandatory GMO labeling is mixed, and there is little indication of a surge toward...

Monsanto's MON810 corn is the only commercially successful GM crop cultivated in Europe - but it accounts for less than 1% of European-grown corn

Monsanto pulls European GM crop applications

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Monsanto has denied media claims that it is pulling out of Europe – although it has said it will withdraw pending applications for four genetically modified crops in the EU.

India’s elephant beginning to charge towards sustainability

Interview: Richard Werran, CEO of Cert ID Europe

India’s elephant beginning to charge towards sustainability

By RJ Whitehead

With over 30 years in the food industry, with a third of it spent providing and promoting food safety certification with Cert ID Europe, Richard Werran knows a fair bit about genetically modified crops in sustainable agriculture.

BASF has said there is a lack of market acceptance in Europe

BASF stops seeking EU approval of GM potatoes

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

BASF has said it will stop seeking approval of its genetically modified (GM) potato varieties in the European Union after a decade of research and investment, citing uncertainties in the regulatory environment.

BASF's Amflora potato is one of two crops approved for cultivation in Europe

EU health commissioner to prioritise talks on GM crop bans

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

EU health commissioner Tonio Borg intends to prioritise discussions with key European member states about permissible grounds for banning cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in individual countries, according to a spokesperson for the commissioner.

EFSA releases all data on Monsanto’s GM maize

EFSA releases all data on Monsanto’s GM maize

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made all data on Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) NK603 maize publically available via its website, following a high level of public interest.

Most consumers would like labels to indicate GM presence

FSA survey: Majority of UK consumers back GM labelling

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Two-thirds of UK consumers think it is important that genetically modified (GM) foods are labelled, although only 2% actively look for GM content when buying foods for the first time, according to a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The free webinar aims to move the debate about food science and technology onto a more secure footing

Food science and technology webinar separates fact from fiction

By Mike Stones

Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. FoodManufacture.co.uk has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging...

Monsanto GM pollen given safety stamp by EFSA

European science agency backs GM pollen use in food

By Nathan Gray

Europe’s top food safety regulator has delivered a scientific opinion backing Monsanto’s application to place genetically modified (GM) pollen on the market for use 'in or as foods.'

Greenpeace gone too far with Golden Rice scandal

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Greenpeace gone too far with GM Golden Rice scandal

By RJ Whitehead

“Human guinea pigs”, “gambling with health” and “shadowy research project”—the terms came thick and fast in Greenpeace’s revelation about Golden Rice earlier this year.

EU rejects Séralini study linking GM maize and cancer

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a final rejection of the French study linking genetically modified (GM) maize and Roundup herbicide with increased cancer risk, saying it had serious defects and failed to meet scientific standards.

GM cancer study: Show us the data, says EFSA

Show us the data: EFSA urges Séralini

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has again urged the researchers behind a recent study linking GM maize to tumours in rats to provide the full research data – after the regulator released its data relating to safety evaluations.

EFSA slam Monsanto GM cancer study as scientifically unsound

EFSA slams GM cancer study as not ‘scientifically sound’

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority says recent research linking Monsanto’s herbicide and genetically modified maize to an increased risk of cancer and premature death is of ‘insufficient scientific quality to be considered valid.’

Dr David Tribe

Talking tough on Monsanto GM maize cancer study

By RJ Whitehead

Last week saw a furious row between researchers in France and their critics from around the world after they published new findings on the effect of genetically modified Roundup maize when it is fed to rats.

EFSA approves safety of GM oilseed rape

EFSA approves safety of GM oilseed rape

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved the safety of a genetically modified (GM) oilseed rape for use in foods and feed on the EU market.

Exposure to low levels of the genetically modified crop could result in a ‘greatly increased’ risk of tumors’ and premature death, say French researchers.

‘Safe’ levels of Monsanto herbicide and GM crop linked to cancer

By Nathan Gray

Long term exposure to even relatively low levels of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and a genetically modified resistant crop strain could result in a ‘greatly increased’ risk of tumors’ and premature death, according to new findings in rats.

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Green Party and the European GMO-free Regions Network is meeting with politicians, scientists, EU institutions and businesses in Brussels today to discuss the future of GMO-free food and agriculture in Europe.

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