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Monsanto weedkiller and GM maize in 'shocking' cancer study

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Well, this article conveniently leaves out the fact that many experts ARE indeed questioning the credibility of this study. Absolutely disgusting that criticism is left out of the article. How about from a less ideologically bent Reuters article on the same study... "Experts not involved in the study were highly skeptical about its methods and findings, with some accusing the French scientists of going on a 'statistical fishing trip'." "Experts asked by reporters to review the scientific paper advised extreme caution in drawing conclusions from it." "Tom Sanders, head of the nutritional sciences research division at King's College London noted that Seralini's team had not provided any data on how much the rats were given to eat, or what their growth rates were. 'This strain of rat is very prone to mammary tumors particularly when food intake is not restricted,' he said in an emailed comment. 'The statistical methods are unconventional and probabilities are not adjusted for multiple comparisons. There is no clearly defined data analysis plan and it would appear the authors have gone on a statistical fishing trip.' Mark Tester, a research professor at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics at the University of Adelaide, said the study's findings raised the question of why no previous studies have flagged up similar concerns. 'If the effects are as big as purported, and if the work really is relevant to humans, why aren't the North Americans dropping like flies? GM has been in the food chain for over a decade over there - and longevity continues to increase inexorably," he said in an emailed comment.' Here's a link to the article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/19/us-gmcrops-safety-idUSBRE88I0L020120919 People against GMOs are unbelievably desperate to demonstrate how dangerous they are, but science just won't back them up. The way this article is written shows how willing they are to leave out salient facts in order to make their point. Absolutely reckless and disgusting reporting.

Posted date

19 Sep 2012

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17:05

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