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 renevonschomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a science and technologies studies specialist and a philosopher. 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 is employed by the European Commission. He is author/co-editor of 14 books. His current major project is to develop ideas and policies to drive innovations towards the grand challenges of our time.
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