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The tiny cadre of anti-biotechnology activists who reside in the scientific community are perverting science by publishing spurious findings intended to scare consumers, ratchet up regulations, and impede the cultivation and sale of genetically engineered crops. As we wrote here last September about French scientist Gilles-Eric Séralini, who had claimed that his research showed that the consumption of genetically engineered corn causes tumors in rats, “he has crossed the line from merely performing and reporting flawed experiments to committing gross scientific misconduct.”
There is another more recent example — a long-term study of pigs fed genetically engineered feed, by Judy Carman, a researcher at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and head of an anti-genetic engineering “institute.” In June Carman and co-authors published a paper in the obscure Journal of Organic Systems, which concluded that weanling pigs were harmed by consuming a diet containing GE soybeans and GE corn.
Read the full story here:You can put lipstick on a pig (study), but it still stinks