An Earth Open Source briefing, 26 September 2012
Monsanto has invoked “historical norms” to dismiss findings of increased tumours and mortality rates in rats fed GM maize NK603, as well as in rats exposed to levels of Roundup claimed by regulators to be safe, in a 2-year study by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini’s research team in France.
A decade of industry influence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
As the European Food Safety Authority celebrates its 10th anniversary, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and Earth Open Source questions the independence of its advice.
The pesticide industry and EU regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s-1990s that Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects – but they failed to inform the public.
Genetically modified Roundup Ready soy has been planted over vast areas of North and South America. Most of the crop is used to feed Europe’s and North America’s livestock.
Inflated claims are made for the environmental sustainability of GM soy and the safety of the glyphosate herbicide it is engineered to tolerate.