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Toxic pesticides

Gilles-Eric Séralini is famous for publishing controversial evidence that lab rats (Rattus norvegicus) got tumours after they ate genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) maize (corn, Zea mays). Prof Séralini’s website explains that the maize was a Roundup Ready crop called … Continue reading

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8 Reasons GMOs are Bad for You

Originally posted on Agriculture Information Bank:
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are created when a gene from one species is transferred to another, creating something that would not be found in nature. A large percentage of domestic crops (up to…

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Don’t believe everything you read

Claire Robinson and Jonathan Latham at Earth Open Source (EOS) advise us to beware of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). Each of those organisations is proudly not for profit. According to Drs Robinson and Latham, ‘The life science industry… … Continue reading

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Genetically modified corn wasn’t shown to harm lab rats

Last year, Gilles-Eric Séralini claimed that genetically modified (GM) corn or maize (Zea mays) was associated with severe health problems in rats which ate it. That report was soon discredited. The corn was one of the Roundup Ready crops developed … Continue reading

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Genetically modified crops

A week ago I blogged about genetically modified (GM) crops. My opinions are still undecided on this. One thing does seem clear, though. The tale about GM corn giving rats tumours, which hit the news recently, was based on bad … Continue reading

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Will GM crops feed the world?

It’s time I started blogging about genetic modification (GM). As a scientist, I know the power of GM in the lab. I’ve done it myself. But GM in the field? That frightens me. In recent history the Green Revolution changed … Continue reading

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