Does GM corn cause cancer? A flawed study fails to convince

Last week a scientific paper appeared that reported that eating genetically modified (GM) corn causes cancer in rats.  Specifically, the scientists fed Roundup Ready® corn, or maize, to rats for two years, and reported that both females and males developed cancer and died at higher rates than controls.

This is very surprising.  If GM corn causes cancer, why aren’t Americans “dropping like flies,“ as one scientist asked?  We’ve been eating Monsanto‘s Roundup Ready® corn for over a decade, even if most of us aren’t aware of it.  But our rates of cancer haven’t increased more than Europeans, who eat far less GM corn.  Maybe the effect is limited to rats – in which case we should also have seen dramatic increases in cancer in lab rats.  But we haven’t seen that either.

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