Another study challenges controversial, retracted Séralini paper suggesting GMO corn causes cancer

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One of Séralini's rats

Do you remember those spectacular images of rats fed GMO corn with invasive cancers, so big that the tumors looked like balls under the animals’ hair? They were exhibited on television, in films and books in September 2012.

Yes, you remember. But do you know that on December 10, the journal Toxicology Sciences published a study showing that GMO corn has no “biologically meaningful effects” on rats? Probably not.

Let’s go back to September 2012 …. [T]he team of journalists …. mobilized to cover this event did not …. need other experts on the subject to judge the solidity of the thesis presented by Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini—that rats fed corn genetically engineered to tolerate glyphosate developed cancer—which contradicted many studies already published.

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The information available all goes in the same direction: eating maize made tolerant to glyphosate, or containing the toxin Bt (from a common bacterium), or conventional corn, doesn’t impact the health of rats.

To translate this language into clearer terms: some participants in these dialogues are not willing to give up their original affirmations …. because their belief is actually rooted in  economic, social or even moral arguments, for which compromise is not envisaged.

[Editor’s note: This article was originally published in French. This summary was prepared with Google Translate and edited for clarity.]

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