Comment #57505 in Nature on 491, 327 (2012)
G.E. Séralini, R. Mesnage, N. Defarge
University of Caen, Institute of Biology, CRIIGEN and Risk Pole, MRSH-CNRS, EA 2608, Esplanade de la Paix, Caen Cedex 14032, France
An international debate arose after we published the first long-term toxicological assessment of the whole Roundup pesticide formulation at environmentally relevant levels (from 0.1 ppb) and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified (GM) maize (NK603)1. Our results challenge claims that these products are safe. The concern expressed by Francois Houllier (Nature 491)2 that our results could damage public opinion about GM crops gives precedence to economic interests over public health.
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Reference : Biotechnology: Bring more rigour to GM research, By François Houllier, Nature 491, 327 (15 November 2012)