James Greiff: Rats and tumors signifying nothing in GM food
Published 12 December 2013
The foes of genetically modified food have one huge issue that won’t go away: the science keeps going against them.The latest example took place late last month, when a prominent journal withdrew the one study that seemed to show a definitive link between health problems and food whose genetic mix has been altered to make it more resistant to pests or grow under less-than-ideal conditions. And what a study it was, replete with disturbing photographs splashed across the Web: White lab rats that had feasted on GM corn developed grotesque, swollen tumors. Here was hard proof that bio-engineered food was a menace to anyone or anything that consumed it.