13 Sep '13, 3pm

Media blackouts and the health risks of GM food exposed

One of the criticisms of Séralini's research was that the raw data was not published. Séralini refused unless EFSA released Monsanto's studies that they had used to approve NK603 maize and Roundup in the first place. In response to Séralini's demands, EFSA did release Monsanto's data on NK603, though Séralini claimed it was incomplete. Monsanto threatened to sue. EFSA has still not released data on Roundup, or its ingredient glyphosate. Glyphosate is widely described as the “active” ingredient of Roundup. Amazingly, it appears to be the only thing that is tested. The cocktail of chemicals that is Roundup is a completely unknown and apparently no regulatory or industry studies have been done on it. Séralini now thinks that Roundup is actually 10,000 to 100,000 times more toxic than glyphosate. Given how widely Roundup is used across the globe, the potential importance of th...

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