In spite of concerted attempts to denigrate and misrepresent the 2012 study of Prof. Gilles-Eric Seralini on NK603 maize, it’s good to see that the EU has drawn the sensible lesson from the study and has issued a call for researchers to do a 2-year carcinogenicity study on NK603.
Source: GMWatch comment, 2 July 2013
The EU will fund the study to the amount of 3 million Euros.
Details of the EU call are here: ec.europa.eu
Now we just have to watch to ensure that the experiment is well designed and the results not obscured by industry-friendly ‘junk science’ tricks such as failing to ensure that the control diet is free from pesticides and GMOs, or feeding numerous ‘reference groups’ of animals a variety of irrelevant diets and thus obscuring any toxic effects of the GM maize in what industry likes to call the ‘natural range of variation’.