New peer-reviewed paper exposes the attacks on the Séralini study on GM maize and Roundup as unscientific
The paper below reviews the criticisms of the Séralini study (originally published 2012, republished 2014) on GMO maize and the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, and finds that they are unscientific and misrepresent published evidence.
The paper re-evaluates the observation of increased and earlier occurrence of tumours in many of the groups fed GMOs and Roundup and concludes that this is likely to be significant.
The author, Dr Ulrich E. Loening, is director of the Centre for Human Ecology and a molecular biologist in the department of zoology, both at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
A challenge to scientific integrity: a critique of the critics of the GMO rat study conducted by Gilles-Eric Séralini et al. (2012)
Ulrich E. Loening
Environmental Sciences Europe 2015, 27:13 doi:10.1186/s12302-015-0048-3
http://www.enveurope.com/content/27/1/13 (open access)
This paper reviews the many criticisms of the publication by Séralini et al (2012) which has led to so much controversy, was retracted and then republished in this journal. Séralini et al found that a GM maize and its associated herbicide Roundup resulted in numerous chronic abnormalities in rats. The vehemence of the critics is not matched by their evidence; it is often based on entrenched assumptions and on mis-representing published material. The arguments have challenged normal healthy scientific dialogue, and appear to be driven by other motives. A further interpretation of Séralini et al's results on tumour formation is suggested. The probability that Séralini et al's results are significant is sufficient to justify further study.