Navigation Links
VIB exceptionally sceptical about the Sralini research
Date:9/20/2012

The VIB scientists had serious reservations about the Sralini publication, which appeared today in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. The conclusions drawn by Sralini could not be derived from the publication. The data will have to be subjected to a thorough analysis.

VIB points out that Sralini is a controversial researcher. "Sralini has published similar accounts before, but not one of them has withstood scientific scrutiny. That is because he draws conclusions that cannot be derived from the data. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has examined Sralini's previous study about GM maize for the European Commission. His conclusions were not followed on the basis of sound scientific elements and the EFSA repeated its recommendations concerning GM maize."

VIB emphasized the many studies that have demonstrated the safety of GM maize. "In the United States transgenic maize has been grown for seventeen years for human consumption and as cattle feed. These crops were naturally subjected to the toxicity tests required for commercial use and were found to be safe. In view of the polarization surrounding GM crops in Europe, a massive number of studies have already been carried out into possible toxic effects of GM crops. These have shown that GM crops are as safe for human and animal consumption as non-GM crops.

VIB is a proponent of studies concerning the safety of GM crops but insists that these have to be carried out in a thorough and scientifically responsible way. VIB regrets that incorrectly performed studies damage the reputation of GM organisms and plant biotechnology in general.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kris Van der Beken
kris.vanderbeken@vib.be
32-473-783-435
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. VIB exceptionally sceptical about the Séralini research
2. Teaching about hearing can save young peoples ears
3. A birds song may teach us about human speech disorders
4. Fielding questions about climate change
5. New research about facial recognition turns common wisdom on its head
6. New discoveries about brain-hand connection sought to improve therapies, treatments, prosthetics
7. Expedition to undersea mountain yields new information about sub-seafloor structure
8. Consumers need simple, concise messages about benefits of phytonutrients
9. Whats in a surname? New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China
10. Analysis raises atmospheric, ecologic and economic doubts about forest bioenergy
11. Fruit flies provide new knowledge about uninhibited cell growth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016 First quarter 2016:   ... 966% compared with the first quarter of 2015 The ... 589.1 M (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin was 40% (-13) ... Cash flow from operations was SEK 249.9 M (21.2) ... guidance is unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. The operating margin ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has ... Market 2016-2020"  report to their offering.  , ,     ... The analysts forecast the global multimodal biometrics market ... the period 2016-2020.  Multimodal biometrics is ... as the healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, and government ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016  A new partnership announced today ... underwriting decisions in a fraction of the time ... and high-value life insurance policies to consumers without ... With Force Diagnostics, rapid testing (A1C, Cotinine and ... (blood pressure, weight, pulse, BMI, and activity data) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016 ... agreement with the Cy-Fair Sports Association to serve ... of the agreement, Houston Methodist Willowbrook will provide ... education and connectivity with association coaches, volunteers, athletes ... partner with the Cy-Fair Sports Association and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... , ... Supplyframe, the Industry Network for electronics hardware design ... Located in Pasadena, Calif., the Design Lab’s mission is to bring together inventors ... and brought to market. , The Design Lab is Supplyframe’s physical representation of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... Hematology Review, 2016;12(1):22-8 http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 ... , the peer-reviewed journal from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew ... escalating cost of cancer care is placing an ... result of expensive biologic therapies. With the patents ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANCISCO , June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... sponsorship of the QB3@953 life sciences incubator ... human health. The shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was ... overcome a key obstacle for many early stage organizations ... part of the sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden ...
Breaking Biology Technology: