GM maize, health and the Séralini affair

GENETICALLY modified maize causes cancer: that was the gist of a study, among the most controversial in recent memory, published in September 2012 in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology. Well, actually, it doesn’t. The journal has just retracted the article. It would be too much to say that GM foods have therefore been proven safe. But no other study has so far found significant health risks in mammals as a result of eating GM foods.

the Economist

And yet again we see why anyone using single scientific studies to back up their assertions should not be trusted. Particularly when the single study has a result which happens to back their preordained conclusions when the majority of studies do not.

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