Skip to comments.European Agency's Final Verdict on Controversial GM Study: Not Scientifically Sound
Posted on 11/28/2012 4:46:17 PM PST by neverdem
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today delivered its final verdict on a controversial study that examined the toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize. The study "does not meet acceptable scientific standards" and there is therefore no need to reevaluate the safety of GM maize, the group concluded.
The study in question was published on 19 September in Food and Chemical Toxicology by molecular biologist Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues. It claimed to find a link between GM maize NK603 and tumors and death in rats. Although the study was panned by scientists, it received an enormous amount of attention from both the French public and press.
At the request of the European Commission, EFSA set up a task force to look into the study; an initial review on 4 October deemed the research "inconclusive." Two French regulatory bodies also came to a similar conclusion in October.
Now, after completing its own assessment as well as taking into account independent assessments from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, EFSA has found the Seralini study wanting. The study is "of insufficient scientific quality for risk assessment" due to "inadequacies in the design, reporting and analysis of the study," the agency says.
The study did not have the desired outcome and is declared invalid. No further testing will be considered.
The study was junk, its conclusions were junk, and the arguments against GM foods are junk. Three strikes, yer out!
The study had the desired outcome, that is why it was published far and wide.
No doubt many other studies that did not have the desired outcome have not even been reported on.
The majority of studies are not conducted by anti-GM activists, and show that GM foods are no different nutritionally than other foods. Unlike Democrat ballot recounting, you can't just keep doing scientific studies until you get the desired result, and then stop. You actually have to accept the result that is consistent across the majority of the studies.
Who woulda have thunk it were possible for such great minds to fail so miserably?
Just listening to talk radio, there are lots of reports about the bad and terrible things that GMO foods do, from tests on animals, to humans recovering very nicely, thank you, from all sorts of things after getting off GMOs.
GMO foods even cause human insides to acquire and grow Roundup genes IIRC.
I don’t want anyone to worry about this — implants still cause cancer, aluminum cookware causes Alzheimer’s, childhood vaccinations still cause autism, cell phones still cause blood disease, masturbation still grows hair on the hands...