Unjust retraction of NK603 and Roundup study: Restoring scientific ethics thrown into confusion
Written by Frédérique Baudouin   
Thursday, 06 March 2014
CRIIGEN press release
Caen, March 4, 2014

Disturbing breaches of scientific ethics, as shown by correspondence with the editor of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) and the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE) released today
Open Letter on Retraction and Pledge to Boycott Elsevier
Written by Frédérique Baudouin   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Retracting Séralini Study Violates Science and Ethics

by Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Peter Saunders

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Acknowledgments from Prof Seralini's team
Written by Frédérique Baudouin   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
I acknowledge warmly all the worldwide support that we have received in this affair. We are confident with the quality of our work, the number and the species of rats used, and we will prove it. Other studies will come to demonstrate the dishonnesty of the system, and the unbearable pressure of stupid lobbies that try to put their shame on the back of science.
All the best,
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and his team
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 December 2013 )
FCT requests the retraction of Prof Seralini'study
Written by Frédérique Baudouin   
Friday, 29 November 2013
The international journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) has requested the retraction of our study published more than one year ago (Séralini & al., 2012, Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize.

Food and Chem. Tox. 50:4221-4231) on the long term toxicity of the herbicide Roundup, and of a GM maize tolerant to it. After the analysis of all our raw data, the chief editor acknowledges the fact that there is neither fraud nor incorrect data, nor intentional misinterpretation. However, he takes unfair advantage of the fact that the data are inconclusive, due to the rat strain and the number of animals used. These criticisms are unacceptable to us, as they have already been answered in a debate published one year ago by the same journal (Séralini & al., 2013, Answers to critics: why there is a long term toxicity due to NK603 Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize and to a Roundup herbicide. Food and Chem. Tox. 53:461-468). They were nonetheless advertised by the Monsanto Company in the press, when simultaneously one its directors penetrated the FCT editorial office to be in charge of biotech papers, after our publication. The retraction would not be authorized by the international ethical norms accepted by FCT (called COPE), because there is no error or fraud. By contrast, a short Monsanto study, which was published in the same journal to prove the safety of their product, contains errors or frauds, and is not thesubject of a controversy. It was conducted with the same strain and number of rats, but its comparators are false because the feed for control rats is contaminated by GMOs, at doses comparable to the treated rats. This is linked to the very high number of animals requested for the carcinogenesis studies. These double subjective criteria are not admissible and endanger science and public health.

We request the retraction by the FCT of the Monsanto study on the same GMO, which has been used for its regulatory approval. Were FCT to persist in its decision to retract our own study, CRIIGEN would attack with lawyers, including in the USA, to require financial compensation for the huge damages to our group. We will refer the case to the European authorities to re-rexamine the studies used to approve GMOs and pesticides, because the GMO and other contaminants present in control feed as well as in the reference or historical data which invalidate these studies.

Contact : Dr Joël Spiroux : tel +33 2 32 38 57 71/ +33 6 10 81 00 36; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

FCT statement & Elsevier confirmation letter

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Link to CRIIGEN press conference video in Brussels Nov 28. 2013 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VSqeKd7M9k
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 December 2013 )
Prof Seralini testified in the European Parliament on the follow-up of his in vivo study - May 27th
Written by Frédérique Baudouin   
Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was invited last May 27th, 2013  to the session of the PETI Committee that discussed 3 petitions related to GMOs, in particular to debate the persisting conflicts of interest and industry influence that affect European policy making and decision taking. At the heart of the matter is the way EFSA conducts risk assessments of GMOs.


Séralini testified in the European Parliament on the follow-up of his 2-years toxicological study on rats published last September in the peer reviewed scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, which provoked a furore among GMO proponents and the biotech industry. Séralini explained a few of his main concerns on the assessment of GMOs and their associated pesticides, among them the most sold herbicide in the world, Round-up, from Monsanto (also the seed producer of Round-up Ready crops, such as soya, corn and cotton).


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 June 2013 )
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