Journal retraction of Séralini study is illicit, unscientific, and unethical
Statement by GMWatch
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Thursday 28 November 2013
The editor of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT), Dr A. Wallace Hayes, has decided to retract the study by the team of Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found that rats fed a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and tiny amounts of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with suffered severe toxic effects, including kidney and liver damage and increased rates of tumours and mortality.
GMWatch believes FCT’s retraction of Prof Séralini’s paper to be illicit, unscientific, and unethical. It violates the guidelines for retractions in scientific publishing set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), of which FCT is a member.
November 25, 2013. Ottawa. Canada’s approval of commercial production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon eggs is an alarming decision that sets Canada up to be the source of global environmental risk, says the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Islanders Say No to Frankenfish.
“We are extremely disappointed and alarmed that our government has approved the production of GM fish eggs. GM salmon egg production in Canada endangers the future of wild Atlantic salmon around the world,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. “Its simply crazy that the world’s first GM fish eggs are now going to be coming from Canada.” Continue reading
Here is the opening event of the tour in the Comox Valley. Apologies for the quality of the photo, we will get some better photos as the tour proceeds – for more details of the tour events see http://gefreebc.wordpress.com/gefoodstour/
As you may know, GE Foods and Human Health: A Cross-Canada Speaker’s Tour has just begun and the events have been very well attended and have resulted in excellent discussions on GE/GMO foods & human health. We look forward to the rest of this tour with Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Shiv Chopra as they continue to educate the public across Canada.
Nature’s Path is generously hosting a fundraising dinner in support of the tour this Saturday, November 23rd. If you’d like to attend, tickets may still be available. Continue reading
Hear Dr. Thierry Vrain talking about his concerns for genetically modified foods. Thierry is a retired genetic engineer who worked for the Federal Government for many years and is now an organic farmer. He knows the ins and outs of the science behind genetic engineering.
For the full BC and Alberta tour by Thierry and Shiv Chopra, go to: