Public authorities reject GMO scare study

06.11.2012

In September 2012, a study by French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini et al made the headlines with scary pictures of rats that allegedly developed tumours due to being fed with NK 603 genetically modified maize. Governments in at least 10 countries and public authorities at EU level have examined the study by the end of November 2012. These publicly appointed experts who are responsible for food safety in their respective countries and regions have all rejected the study and agreed that there is no basis to question the previous safety evaluation of NK603 maize. This means that this product is at least as safe as conventional maize. Many other groups issued additional rejections, for example six French Academies of Sciences.

 

EU level – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – 28/11/2012

France – High Council of Biotechnologies (HCB) – 22/10/2012

France – National Sanitary Safety Agency (ANSES)  - 22/10/2012

Germany – Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) – 01/10/2012

Netherlands – Food and goods authority (VWA) – 01/10/2012

Romania – Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) – 10/10/2012

Denmark – National Food Institute – 10/2012

Belgium – Biosafety Council - 19/10/2012

Australia & New Zealand – Food Standards (FSANZ) – 10/2012

Canada – Health Canada, Food Inspection Agency – 25/10/2012

Brazil - National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) - 10/2012

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