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EFSA publishes initial review on GM maize and herbicide study

Press Release
4 October 2012

The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that a recent paper raising concerns about the potential toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and of a herbicide containing glyphosate is of insufficient scientific quality to be considered as valid for risk assessment.

EFSA’s initial review found that the design, reporting and analysis of the study, as outlined in the paper, are inadequate. To enable the fullest understanding of the study the Authority has invited authors Séralini et al to share key additional information.

Such shortcomings mean that EFSA is presently unable to regard the authors’ conclusions as scientifically sound...


Source: EFSA publishes initial review on GM maize and herbicide study
Author: EFSA

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Date: 2012-10-10

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