jueves, junio 26, 2014

Séralini Group Republishes Study, Confirms Results


Re: Séralini group republishes study, confirms results 
The chronic toxicity study on the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup and a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini, has been republished. The republication restores the study to the peer-reviewed literature so that it can be consulted and built upon by other scientists. 
The study was originally published in 2012 in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. It found that the world’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, causes severe liver and kidney deficiencies and hormonal disturbances, such as mammary tumours, at low environmentally relevant levels. Similar effects were observed from the chronic consumption of Roundup-tolerant GM maize. 
More than a year later and after a concerted campaign to discredit the study and under intense pressure, the journal retracted the study.  
Now the study has been republished by Environmental Sciences Europe. The republished version contains extra material addressing criticisms of the original publication. The raw data underlying the study’s findings are also published. The new paper presents the same results as before and the conclusions are unchanged. 
The republished study is accompanied by a separate commentary by Prof Séralini’s team describing the lobbying efforts to force the editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology to retract the original publication. 
The republished study is available here:
The accompanying commentary "Conflicts of interests, confidentiality and censorship in health risk assessment: the example of an herbicide and a GMO" can be found here:

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