Support Séralini Team for GMO Risk Research - CRIIGEN

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.


International conference "Assessment and regulation of GMOs and pesticides" - 12 & 13 nov. 2015 - Paris

/user/image/manifestationPicture_679890.pngThis conference, opened to the civil society, is organized as part of a participatory research project on the subject of substantial equivalence, on wwhich is based the evaluation of all agricultural GMO on the world. This project funded by the Region Ile-de-Frace, involves University Paris-Sud, the associations Generations Futures and CRIIGEN.

Whistleblower Award 2015 to Prof Seralini !

/user/image/actualitePicture_486726.pngThe German Section of the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW) awards the Whistleblower Prize 2015 to Gilles-Eric Seralini, (Fr) and to Brandon Bryant, US.

Germany starts move to ban GMO crops - Ministry letter

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has informed German state governments of his intention to tell the EU that Germany will make use of new "opt-out" rules to stop GMO crop cultivation even if varieties have been approved by the EU, a letter from the agriculture ministry seen by Reuters shows.


Toxic effect of insecticidal toxins produced by GMOs on aquatic sentinel species

/user/image/actualitePicture_037326.pngA major trait shared by agricultural GMOs commercialized worldwide is the production of a modified insecticidal proteins (Bt toxins) to kill insects. CRIIGEN supported several years ago, the first study of toxic effects of modified Bt toxins produced by GMOs on human cells (Mesnage et al., JAT, 33:695-9.). A new study of their toxic effects on aquatic sentinel species, the most sensitive to environmental contaminations, has just been published in the "Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health". This study shows that Bt toxins released into the environment from GMO cultivations could have deleterious effects on aquatic invertebrate populations.

Glyphosate scientific meeting - Roundup residues found in bread: the UK Soil Association call for a moratorium

/user/image/actualitePicture_991175.pngThe Soil Association organized a public scientific meeting in London to warn about safety consequences of a new use of glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup.

The panel was composed by Pr. Christopher Portier, co-author of the recent report published by International Agency for Research on Cancer classifying glyphosate and its commercial formulations as probable carcinogens, by Dr. Robin Mesnage, research associate at King’s College London and member of the scientific council of CRIIGEN, and of Claire Robinson, editor of

Cocktail of common chemicals may trigger cancer

Cocktail of common chemicals may trigger cancer....

GM Bt cotton provokes disasters in India

/user/image/actualitePicture_141581.pngThis study of Bt cotton statistics shows poor performance, problems and cause of suicides in India and that it is a pattern world-wide of GM cotton (“Annual suicide rates in rain-fed areas are inversely related to farm size and yield, and directly related to increases in Bt cotton adoption cost and risks”), especially in rain fed areas.

NEW STUDY: Organic Food Consumption during Pregnancy and Hypospadias and Cryptorchidism at Birth (EHP 2015)

Background: The etiologies of the male urogenital anomalies hypospadias and cryptorchidism remain unclear. It has been suggested that maternal diet and environmental contaminants may affect the risk of these anomalies via placental or hormonal disturbances.

Objectives: To examine associations between organic food consumption during pregnancy and prevalence of hypospadias and cryptorchidism at birth.


Conclusions: Consumption of organically produced foods during pregnancy was associated with a lower prevalence of hypospadias in our study population. These findings were based on small numbers of cases and require replication in other study populations.


Study In Vivo

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


CRIIGEN members

People and scientists involved for an independent research