Transgenetic Maize cause cancer in rats according to a study


Rats, fed for two years with transgenetic Maize, look like this.
As usual, the results of the study is subject to criticism, such as the fact that the amount of rats used in the study was limited to 200. The response of the authorities of some Member States of the EU is predictable: yet again a request for an overhaul of the authorisation regime by Austria for example. Russia suspends imports.
What do you think? See the extensive report on the study in the French newspaper Le nouvel Observateur of
20 September:

About Rene von Schomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a philosopher and a STS specialist. He is currently Guest Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He holds Ph.D's from the University of Twente (NL) (Science and Technology Studies) and J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and has been with the European Commission since 1998, where he is now leading a team on Open Science. He is author/co-editor of 14 books, and establishing a global resource on Responsible Innovation. In july 2019, the 'International Handbook on Responsible Innovation. A global rescource' was published. The book brings together the work of 60 leading authors from all over the world. He is running a blog:
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