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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.

News

Tests carried out for the commercialization of chemicals and GMOs are invalidated by the diets of laboratory rats

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The paper accepted by PLOS ONE has been published finally on july 2nd and not on june 17th. No change in results, but the abstract has been shortened by the editor on the regulatory consequences and with precisions of our funding for our other works.


Laboratory rats are frequently used for testing chemicals and genetically modified (GMO) foods, as the last step before commercialization in order to determine effects on mammalian health and predict risk in humans. Such chemicals include pesticides (which often are endocrine disruptors or toxic to the nervous system), plasticizers, and food additives. Some are suspected of being carcinogenic, and others are gradually being banned after having poisoned people and the ecosystem.

News from China !!

China's Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to renew biosafety certificates that allowed research groups to grow genetically modified (GM) rice and corn. The permits, to grow two varieties of GM rice and one transgenic corn strain, expired on 17 August. The reasoning behind the move is not clear, and it has raised questions about the future of related research in China.

Swiss supermarkets stop sales of glyphosate over health concerns

Swiss supermarket giants Coop and Migros have announced that they will no longer sell products that contain glyphosate, following the World Health Organization’s report stating that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. They have also announced that they will be exploring non-toxic alternative weed-killers.

American honeys

 /user/image/manifestationPicture_425775.png"Most american honeys contain glyphosate-based herbicides residues"

 

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House approves EPA 'secret science' bills despite White House veto threat

/user/image/dossierPicture_666139.pngDefying a white house veto threat, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved two mostly Republican-backed bills that would change how the Environmental Protection Agency uses scientific data and advice in writing its regulations. Many Democrats, scientific organizations, and environmental groups have called the bills thinly veiled attempts to weaken future regulations and favor industry.
 

Culinary pleasures or hidden poisons?

/user/image/actualitePicture_850985.pngFor decades, science has invited itself onto our dinner plates. This book asks it to sit down to dinner. International industries have systematized the use of chemicals: spreading them on the fields and using them in the breeding, processing, packaging, and distribution of our food. They constantly invade our bodies. This process has expanded to such a level that it may influence aspects of the future of humanity and the planet.

“No scientific consensus on GMO safety” say 300 scientists in peer-reviewed journal

/user/image/dossierPicture_553140.pngPress release, European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), 29 Jan 2015


A statement signed by over 300 scientists and legal experts to the effect that there is “No consensus” on the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods has been published in a peer-reviewed open access journal, Environmental Sciences Europe. It now belongs to the body of open peer-reviewed scientific literature and stands as a citable publication.

Financial support needed : help CRIIGEN to carry on

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Pr Gilles-Eric Seralini, Scientific Board President and Joel Spiroux de Vendomois, Adminitrative Board President of CRIIGEN

 

"To respond to GMO and pesticide lobbies attacks, while continuing our research, we were obliged to recruit a member of staff tasked with the job of dealing with communication and all external relations. This appointment - indispensable if we are to sustain our workload with peace of mind - is expensive for a not-for-profit organization like ours and is threatened in the short term due to a lack of funding. Today, your help is crucial to help us to carry on and save this strategic position ! "

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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