Journal retracts French Monsanto GM rats study

29.11.2013

Farmers Weekly

Published 29 November 2013

A science journal is to retract a controversial study that claimed rats fed on a Monsanto GM maize developed cancer and died earlier.

The editor of internationally renowned journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT), Dr A Wallace Hayes, has decided to retract the French study by the team of Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini.

The study found that that rats fed on a lifetime of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and tiny amounts of the Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide it is grown with suffered severe toxic effects, including kidney and liver damage and increased rates of tumours and mortality.

The full article is available here.