highlights GMO articles that earn a failing grade
because the peer review system is not perfect, and some articles that shouldn't still get through For more resources, see the GMO (mis)Information Page and Academics Review
GMO corn gives rats cancer|
Source: Séralini GE, E Clair, R Mesnagea, S Gress, N Defargea, M Malatesta, D Hennequinc, J Spiroux de Vendômois. 2012. Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modifed maize. Food and Chemical Toxicology 50:4221–4231.
This article describes the results of an experiment whereby rats were fed corn, GM corn or corn with herbicide residue for two years. At the end of the feeding period, the rats eating GM corn or exposed to herbicide had higher tumor and mortality rates.
The main reasons --out of many-- why this paper fails: