Food Manufacture: Food safety watchdog rejects GM Roundup cancer study

29.11.2012

Food Manufacture.co.uk

Food safety watchdog rejects GM Roundup cancer study

Published on 28 November 2012 by Mike Stines

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) has officially rejected controversial research linking Monsanto's herbicide Roundup and genetically modified (GM) maize with cancer and premature death.

In the second part of a two-part ruling, the Euro food watchdog said: "Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Séralini et al mean it does not meet acceptable scientific standards and there is no need to re-examine previous safety evaluations of genetically modified (GM) maize NK603."

EFSA said the verdict reflected the conclusions of separate and independent assessments carried out by its panel of scientific experts and six Member States following the publication of the paper in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology on September 19.

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