You’ve probably heard of Prof. Giles-Eric Seralini. He and his research team at the University of Caan in France provided of rats that were fed GM maize from Monsanto, saturated with the herbicide Roundup. In order to support the world’s most dangerous herbicide, corn had to be genetically modified.
The study was carried out showed that these rats fed GM corn, died prematurely of tumors. The main objective of the research was to learn more about the long-term toxicity of GM maize from Monsanto combined with exposure to Roundup.
The results of the research Seralini`s were announced with pictures of rats with large tumors, prompting outrage from scientists pro- GMOs. neglect those who support the work of Seralini.
influence of Monsanto in a newspaper to retract Seralini`s report
Attack advertising media Seralini and his team was only the first step. Then former Monsanto researcher Richard E. Goodman, was placed in an editorial position biotech start-ups in the journal “Food and Chemical Toxicology” published by Elsevier.
This is the same magazine that first published “long-term herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant glyphosate toxicity genetically modified maize” the study entitled Seralini`s. When Goodman came out in the magazine, Wallace Hayes chief-in-editor remove the paper from the magazine in 2013, a year after publication.
According to Hayes, the study was not unreliable or false, simply inconclusive. These reactions caused by certain researchers explained that colleagues evaluated published studies are often unknown, and further studies are needed.
In the same period, a Brazilian research shows that Bt corn Monsanto insecticide is not broken down in the stomach of mammals and damage to their blood cells, was removed from the magazine FCT. In the same study is now published in another journal. Seralini`s research was also re-published in 2014 in Environmental Sciences Europe.
After severe reactions of international researchers led magazine FCT, here `an update of scientists around the world Deber, of February 26 ap , 2015:
have been critical changes in the journal FCT, whose Editor in Chief Wallace Hayes has recanted a study report Seralini and his team. The new Editor in Chief, Jose L. Domingo, has published work showing that the safety of GM crops is not a fact. Today, the Editorial Board doesn`t include Richard Goodman, former Monsanto researcher who was placed in the position of Associate Editor of the journal Biotechnology, just before Seralini`s retracts paper.
The re-publication of their work didn1t quite satisfied Seralini and his team. a group called CRIIGEN was formed as an acronym for the Comite de Recherche et sur le Genie d`Information Independent Genetique, translated as Committee for independent research and information on genetic modification.
study Seralini`s not be screened for cancer impacts, analysis of toxicity were looking for the long-term effects on the liver and kidneys, in the team found that the undisputed damage.
From his research was a study of persistent toxicity, no carcinogenicity one teacher refrained from making an analytical analysis of tumors and mortality outcomes . He just told them, without drawing conclusion.
This was well within the requirements of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Method of chronic toxicity, which the lesions and growths should be registered.
assistance of many international renowned research, Seralini and CRIIGEN decided to attack, not only safeguard. They challenged Publication and its reporter Marianne Jean-Claude Jaillet function openly say that Seralini and his research team were guilty of “scientific fraud”. The challenge was successful. With the help of public lawyers DARTEVELLE and Cindy Bernard Gay, Seralini and CRIIGEN he won the lawsuit against the magazine Marianne.
The Superior Court of Paris accused Marc Fellous, after 3 years of research, it was one of those accused in the original previously defamation case. In that period he was president of France`s Biomolecular Engineering Commission, approving dozens of transgenic products for consumption.
Although there are still no details exposed, was charged with forgery and use of forgery, to prove that he was wrong Seralini about his research study he concluded that Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn containing was not safe for consummation. The final trial and sentencing will be held in early 2016.
According to the findings of the examination court`s, the American journalist Henry Miller the help of pro-GMO publication Forbes has begun mercenary attacks. This “journalist” has a long history of working for markets that are harmful to human health, like snuff industry.
In conclusion :. Attacks on public biotech companies and pro-GMO are more likely to occur in Europe than in the US, but remains the only way to fight against GMOs