The original Seralini rat toxicity study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (September2012), was retracted by the journal after being available in the scientific peer-reviewed literature for over a year. The retraction appeared to coincide with viewpoint changes at the Journal . The Seralini study was an extended 2-year study of the original 90 day study, designed to offer a full lifespan assessment of potential chronic impacts. The Seralini study has been republished and results reaffirmed by Environmental Sciences Europe and is again available in the scientific peer-reviewed realm. The European food safety regulator (EFSA) accepts short term studies that are terminated after 90 days, which was reported to be the timespan of the original study for regulatory approval. The Seralini study was a longer term toxicity study that spanned two years and showed severe kidney and liver damage after 90 days . Additionally, unexpected findings showed high rates of tumors, mortality and hormonal issues for which ENNSER (a European network of scientists), indicated that further follow-up studies need to be carried out due to the “worrying” nature of the data and to achieve further debate and progress, informed by “rigorous and independent” perspectives .
More details at : http://www.gmoseralini.org/republication-seralini-study-science-speaks/
According to the study, toxic effects were observed from GMO corn (NK 603) and Roundup tested alone as well as together. This critical long term study is now accessible again, having successfully passed several rounds of rigorous peer review. The study could be a key to shedding some much-needed light on factors affecting many modern diseases which have coincided with an increased presence of genetically engineered crops, foods, and Roundup residues around the world from genetically engineered corn, sugar beets, soybeans, canola, cottonseed, and alfalfa among other crops. In addition Roundup has been marketed to farmers as a drying or ripening agent, even on non-GMO crops right before harvest (resulting in higher amounts of weedkiller ending up in our food supply). In fact, in 2013, EPA raised the allowable level of Roundup’s listed active ingredient (Glyphosate) in the US food supply, despite significant objections from scientists, farmers, mothers, health professionals, and many others.
With republication in the scientific peer-reviewed literature, this study can now be referenced and built upon by the scientific community worldwide. In the absence of long term studies showing proof that GMO foods and glyphosate are safe for human consumption, and the absence of rigorous risk assessments with new GMO foods and chemical combinations, it’s no wonder consumers around the world prefer labeling of genetically engineered foods.