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Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering

CRIIGEN is an independent non-profit organization of scientific counter-expertise to study GMOs, pesticides and impacts of pollutants on health and environment, and to develop non polluting alternatives.

It is particularly involved in the case of GMOs and is totally independent of biotechnological companies and governments.

 

 

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Reuters : "Angry mothers meet U.S. EPA over concerns with Roundup herbicide"

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A group of mothers, scientists and environmentalists met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulators on Tuesday over concerns that residues of Roundup, the world's most popular herbicide, had been found in breast milk.

 

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Letter to the Editor regarding ‘‘Delaney et al., 2014’’: Uncontrolled GMOs and their associated pesticides make the conclusions unreliable

/user/image/ogmPicture_335122.pngFood and Chemical Toxicology, july 2014

DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2014.07.003

 

Robin Mesnage ; Nicolas Defarge ; Joël Spiroux de Vendômois ; Gilles-Eric Séralini

Conflicts of interests, confidentiality and censorship in health risk assessment: the example of an herbicide and a GMO

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The present opinion is a summary of the debate resulting in this retraction, as it is a historic example of conflicts of interest in the scientific assessments of products commercialized worldwide. Censorship of research into health risks undermines the value and the credibility of science; thus, we republish our paper.


Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

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http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/14

 

Gilles-Eric Séralini1, Emilie Clair, Robin Mesnage, Steeve Gress, Nicolas Defarge, Manuela Malatesta, Didier Hennequin and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois

 

Conclusion : Our findings imply that long-term (2 year) feeding trials need to be conducted to thoroughly evaluate the safety of GM foods and pesticides in their full commercial formulations.

Conflicts of interests, confidentiality and censorship in health risk assessment: the example of an herbicide and a GMO

Environmental Sciences Europe 2014, 26:13
http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/13
Open Access


Gilles-Eric Séralini , Robin Mesnage, Nicolas Defarge and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois

 

The present opinion is a summary of the debate resulting in this retraction, as it is a historic example of conflicts of interest in the scientific assessments of products commercialized worldwide. We also show that the decision to retract cannot be rationalized on any discernible scientific or ethical grounds. Censorship of research into health risks undermines the value and the credibility of science; thus, we republish our paper.

Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

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Environmental Sciences Europe 2014, 26:14 doi:10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5

http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/14

 

Gilles-Eric Séralini1, Emilie Clair, Robin Mesnage, Steeve Gress, Nicolas Defarge, Manuela Malatesta, Didier Hennequin and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois


Conclusion : Our findings imply that long-term (2 year) feeding trials need to be conducted to thoroughly evaluate the safety of GM foods and pesticides in their full commercial formulations.

Republication of Professor Séralini’s study: Time to be responsible

 


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Paris, 24 June 2014 - The 2012 study on the chronic toxicity of Roundup herbicide and the genetically modified Roundup-tolerant maize NK603 by Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues has been republished by the Springer group, with open access to its raw data. Now there will be a few embarrassing questions for the authorities.

An acute exposure to glyphosate-based herbicide alters aromatase levels in testis and sperm nuclear quality

Estelle Cassault-Meyer, Steeve Gress, Gilles-Eric Séralini, Isabelle Galeraud-Denis, Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, Volume 38, Issue 1, July 2014, pp. 131–140

 

Highlights
• We investigated the effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide after an 8-day exposure of adult rats.
• We have shown a significant and differential expression of aromatase in testis.
• We have observed a diminution of mRNA expression of nuclear markers in spermatozoa.
• These results suggest changes in androgen/estrogen balance and in sperm nuclear quality.
• The repetition of exposures of this herbicide could alter the mammalian reproduction.

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