Journal retracts French GMO study
The Food and Chemical Toxicology journal has retracted an article based on a French study that claimed rats could develop tumors if exposed to the herbicide glyphosate and Monsanto’s genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant NK603 maize (corn), Agrow reports. The article, published last year, caused widespread controversy. Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and his team said that it was the first long-term animal feeding trial to use feed levels considered safe for humans. However, the study’s conclusions were subsequently rejected by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and several national regulatory authorities as being scientifically unsound (see FCN Dec. 7, 2012, Page 7).