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.




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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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


• 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.

GMO: Monsanto invited to assess itself with 3 million Euros of public money


Press Release

Launched in July 2013 by French health agencies, the study on the toxicological risks of GMOs (Risk'OGM) centres on scientific fraud and is a waste of public money. Worse, Monsanto, whose products will be studied, was invited to participate in the dialogue body created for this study.


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