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Scientists react to republished Séralini GMO maize rat study

By Genetic Literacy Project - Jun 26, 2014

Originally posted at Genetic Literacy Project. Scientists around the world react as a controversial animal study on genetically modified (GM) corn and glyphosate-based herbicide that had been published and then retracted has been republished in expanded form in another academic journal. The study, “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” by a group of French scientists led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, claims that a Monsanto herbicide-tolerant GM corn and RoundUp, Monsanto’s brand name for the herbicide, caused severe disease [...]

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Are GMOs responsible for a spike in food allergies?

By Genetic Literacy Project - Sep 14, 2017

The following is an article by Andrew Porterfield posted to the Genetic Literacy Project website that debunks the common myth that GMOs are causing a spike in new allergies.  Over the last 30 years, reported cases of food allergies — especially in young children — have gone up. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4 percent of children under 18 have some kind of food or digestive allergy. That number represents an increase of 18 percent for all food allergies among children between 1997 and 2007. For some foods, the increase has b [...]

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