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Seralini GM maize and Roundup study

Ten things you need to know about the Seralini study

1. Most criticisms of Séralini’s study wrongly assume it was a badly designed cancer study. It wasn’t. It was a chronic toxicity study – and a well-designed and well-conducted one.

2. Séralini’s study is the only long-term study on the commercialized
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By |April 22nd, 2013||4 Comments

Why this study now?

Séralini designed his 2012 study as a direct followup of a previous study on the same NK603 maize conducted by Monsanto to support its application for regulatory authorization.

Monsanto’s study was a 90-day rat feeding trial on NK603. Monsanto published
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By |November 21st, 2012||3 Comments

What were the study’s findings?

Séralini’s 2012 study tested the long-term effects of Monsanto’s GM NK603 maize, which is engineered to survive being sprayed with Roundup herbicide, and Roundup. The study used 200 rats divided into ten groups, each of ten males and ten
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By |November 21st, 2012||1 Comment

What are the implications of the study?

Séralini’s study shows that the current regulatory system for GMOs is inadequate. Long-term tests must be required on all GMOs before they can be commercialized.

This conclusion is shared even by organizations that have criticized Séralini’s study, such as the
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By |November 21st, 2012||1 Comment

What was the study’s methodology?

The study examined the long-term effects of exposure to NK603 GM maize and Roundup, individually and combined, on the health of rats over two years, around two-thirds of their entire lifetime. 1

The study was carried out using two hundred
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By |November 21st, 2012||1 Comment

What was the reaction to the study?

Séralini’s study met with a storm of criticism from scientists, some science journalists, and government agencies, which were rushed out beginning only two hours after it was released.1

However, there are serious questions over the accuracy and relevance of some
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By |November 21st, 2012||1 Comment

What about the government agencies’ responses?

Some government agencies were quick to condemn Séralini’s study. But they are not disinterested parties, since they have been responsible for authorizations of GM NK603 maize and Roundup. For example, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the French food
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By |November 21st, 2012||0 Comments

Isn’t Séralini just a maverick?

Gilles-Eric Séralini is a professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen, France. He has written over 100 scientific articles and conference papers for international specialist symposiums.

He was appointed to two French government commissions on GMOs: the Biomolecular
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By |November 20th, 2012||2 Comments