Folta: EU is throwing euros down a rat hole in quest to replicate Seralini study

The following is an edited excerpt.

Last September’s lumpy rat study by Seralini et al certainly whipped the wildly uncritical into a frenzy. Those that stopped thinking when they saw the lumpy rat knew, without a doubt, that transgenic corn and roundup caused cancer in the lumpy rats.

Of course, the scientific community sprang forth with immediate an thorough criticism, decrying the tiny sample numbers, choice of animal model, poor statistics and even hideous ethics of animal husbandry. The scientific consensus says that the study’s results are severely limited if not abject trash, yet the true believers cling to those data as sacred evidence from their hero, Giles-Eric Seralini– and all the critical scientists in the world obviously are paid off by Big Ag or Big Rat.

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Now the European Commission has released a call for proposals to repeat the work, funding up to four years of study for a total of $3M Euro.

How freakin’ bittersweet. Maybe this time they’ll show the controls (that are just as lumpy).

Read the full story here: Throwing Euros Down a Rat Hole

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