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Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering

The CRIIGEN is a unique international group of experts with an interdisciplinary approach to the benefits and risks of genetic engineering and xenobiotics (e.g. pesticides and endocrine disrupters), as well as to alternative approaches for industry and regulators in order to ensure the better protection of public health. Independently of biotechnology companies, CRIIGEN conducts scientific studies, assessments and counter-assessments in order to better understand and analyse the risks attached to biotechnologies and the products thereof. Its role is at the same time to expose the inadequacies of our current assessment system – mainly in relation to public health – which makes it possible for dangerous products to continue to remain unjustifiably on the market.

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"European Parliament Vote Supports Vital New Restrictions on Glyphosate Herbicides" April 13, 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_804099.pngThe European Parliament vote in April 2016 that supported a new 7 year approval for the World’s most used herbicide glyphosate, did in fact have a silver lining despite the disappointment of some groups who were targeting a full ban on the probable human carcinogen:

France bans some glyphosate herbicide formulations over health fears ! April 13, 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_096654.pngReuters reported Friday April 8 that France's health and safety agency (ANSES) has decided to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and the adjuvant tallowamine due to uncertainty over possible health risks. ANSES sent a letter this week to manufacturers informing them that it intends to withdraw the authorization for such products.... Read more

European Parliament re-authorizes glyphosate herbicides for 7 years ! April 13 by Sustainable Pulse

/user/image/actualitePicture_907261.pngThe European Parliament agreed Wednesday April 13, 2016 to a new 7-year authorization until 2023 for the controversial herbicide glyphosate, against the 15-year re-authorization originally proposed by the European Commission. The Parliamentary GUE/NGL Group had advocated a total ban on the substance. This European Parliament vote to re-approve glyphosate for 7 years as opposed to the usual 15...


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GMO Salmon Is Approved and Unlabeled — But We're Suing to Stop It! by Food & Water Watch

/user/image/dossierPicture_426746.pngFood & Water Watch and a coalition of fishing, consumer and environmental groups are suing the FDA for approving GMO salmon.
This is the first time any government has approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption — and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it under a 1938 law meant for "animal drugs."

THEO COLBORN AWARD to Prof Gilles-Eric Seralini in California on March 5, 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_401808.pngThe Theo COLBORN Award  has been awarded to Prof. Gilles-Eric SERALINI "For championing the environmental health of the planet through scientific excellence, courage, tenacity and activism" at the Environmental Health Symposium on March 5, 2016 in California, in front of more than 300 doctors, practitioners and researchers.

Environmental Health Symposium Public Forum - San Diego March 6, 2016

/user/image/manifestationPicture_654352.pngProf Seralini was invited to the EHS symposium to talk about Glyphosate and GMOs.

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Co-formulants of glyphosate herbicides are endocrine disruptors

/user/image/communiquePicture_586589.pngThe approval process for glyphosate herbicide is disputed because the commercial formulations contain co-formulants, which are more toxic than glyphosate alone.

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A new publication from Prof G-E Seralini highlights the first Bt maize to be commercialized for animal feed was toxic for farm animals

/user/image/communiquePicture_342155.pngAn experienced German farmer of dairy herd recognized by his profession, Mr Gottfried Glockner, fed his cows between 1998 and 2002 with Bt176 maize silage. This GMO produced a new modified insecticide Bt and contained an antibiotic resistance marker gene. The only toxicological test, before being commercialized, was conducted by Novartis (subsequenly Syngenta) in the United States, and consisted by feeding 4 cows for 15 days, one cow died after a week.

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Study In Vivo

The longest and the most detailed on the toxicity of a GMO and of the main pesticide in the world

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CRIIGEN members

People and scientists involved for an independent research