Scientific Method

'Science doesn't stand still'

EFSA seeks to strengthen risk assessment

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) tenth anniversary scientific conference on risk assessment concluded yesterday with a call for better communication and more ‘fit-for-purpose’ risk assessment tools.

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.

Sweet nothing in Soffritti's work?

Industry damns sucralose study at cancer conference

By Kacey Culliney

Research led by the controversial Italian scientist, Dr Morando Soffriti, linking the artificial sweeteners sucralose and aspartame to cancer, was presented today at the Children with Cancer science conference in London; a move industry is damning “irresponsible”.

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