Monsanto rat study under fire, biz as usual for a hated company
Digital Journal — Apparently rats covered in tumours aren’t scientific enough. The world’s most hated company has a lot of cartoon characters on its side to attack a recent negative study in Europe.
…But experts not involved with the study were skeptical, describing the French team’s statistical methods as unconventional and accusing them of going “on a statistical fishing trip”.
Speaking at a news conference in Brussels on Thursday, Seralini defended the peer-reviewed study, which was published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.
“This study has been evaluated by the world’s best food toxicology magazine, which took much more time than people who reacted within 24 hours without reading the study,” he told Reuters Television.
“I’m waiting for criticism from scientists who have already published material in journals… on the effects of GMOs and pesticides on health, in order to debate fairly with peers who are real scientists, and not lobbyists.”
The pitifully sick collection of lab rats are the smoking gun to two major Monsanto products: GMO corn and its global cash cow, Round Up. This report also flies directly in the face of a 2003 EU finding that the GM corn strain NK603 was “as safe as non-GM corn”.