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GMO pigs study – more junk science

| | June 12, 2013
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When I saw on Twitter that a ‘major new peer-reviewed study’ was about to reveal serious health impacts from GMO corn and soy, I was intrigued to say the least.

Time to have a look at the study. It is by a Judy Carman and colleagues, entitled ‘A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet’ and published in a minor Australian journal I have never heard of called ‘Journal of Organic Systems’.

I skimmed it first, and the conclusions seemed doubtful enough (see below) to try to find out who was behind it. So I looked at the sponsors of this journal. They include the Organic Federation of Australia, which seemed odd for a journal presumably aiming to be independent. Imagine the hullaballoo if Nature Biotechnology was sponsored by Monsanto!

Related article:  'Substantial equivalence': Are GMOs as safe as other conventional and organic foods?

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