The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that a controversial study, which claimed to link genetically modified (GM) crops to early death and tumor development in rats, is not scientifically valid or useful in assessing health risks, according to a statementreleased last week (October 4).
The study, published September 19 in Food and Chemical Toxicology and authored by Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen in France and colleagues, claimed that rats fed GM corn—which is approved for use in Europe and America—developed massive mammary tumors and died earlier than rats fed conventional corn during a two year study. But scientific experts swiftly pointed out flaws in the study’s design and analysis. The day after its publication, the EFSA announced that it would create a task force to evaluate the study and any possible risks to public health it reported.
View the original article here: Anti-GMO Study is “Inadequate” – Scientist (blog)