Anti-GM fears, bad science lead to false confiscation of rice in Turkey

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The 21,000 tons of genetically modified rice seized in southern Turkey last month may have been inadequately analyzed.

The rectorate of Istanbul Technical University stated that the research center that performed the tests has made some mistakes during the experiment. “The methods of experiment carried out are not suitable to assess if the GMO allegedly found in the rice was not caused by the risk of contamination. Hence, the results are technically invalid,” the statement read.

Read the original story in its entirety here: Test on GMO rice inadequate and ‘technically invalid,’ university says 

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