Originally Posted by mhgaffney
Typical knee jerk by Feydakin -- who always assumes that industry -- in this case Monsanto -- got it right.
This hit piece by New Scientist is disgraceful -- and shows just how powerful Monsanto is.
According to New Scientist:
Tests like this have been done before, more rigorously, and found no effect of GM food on health. The French team claims to be the first to test for the animal's whole lifespan. But "most toxicology studies are terminated at normal lifespan – 2 years", as this one was, says Sanders. "Immortality is not an alternative." And those tests did not find this effect.
This is wrong. The tests done by Monsanto only ran for 90 days. But in the new French study which replicated the Monsanto research and ran longer -- the cancers only showed up after 4-7 months.
The French study was peer reviewed and published in a highly respected international scientific journal.
New Scientist also exposes itself by citing unnamed toxicologists. This is a dubious trashing of good science. Why is it happening? Because this new evidence threatens a too big to fail corporation -- which now has a near monopoly on food production.
Before you believe Fedaykin, check out Engdahl's analysis:
As always, I point out serious flaws in your understanding of a topic, and you launch into ad hominem.
The study you cite is grossly flawed (as previously discussed), and contradicts all other studies (of which there have been dozens, including long terms studies and even multi-generational studies:
There were requests that the paper be retracted. Mark Tester, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, University of Adelaide, noted that Seralini’s research is anomalous. Previous peer-reviewed rat feeding studies using the same products (NK603 and Roundup) have not found any negative food safety impacts. The Japanese Department of Environmental Health and Toxicology released a 52-week feeding study of GM soybeans in 2007, finding “no apparent adverse effect in rats.” Earlier this year, a team of scientists at the University of Nottingham School of Biosciences released a review of 12 long-term studies (up to two years) and 12 multi-generational studies (up to 5 generations) of GM foods, concluding there is no evidence of health hazards. - See more at: http://www.geneticliteracyproject.or....0lqi8VDo.dpuf
The only way to combat the abuses of corporations like Monsanto is with good, honest science
not fabricated B.S.