The Myth of a GMO-Free European Union
Witness today’s decision by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that declares S#-15447’s groundbreaking study, which clearly documents that GM corn causes cancer in lab rats, fails to meet “acceptable scientific standards”.
It is ludicrous to suggest such a carefully crafted study (reported by Gaia Health here) is inadequate. The study was done to the same kind of design that Monsanto-funded studies were, with major differences that made it far more rigorous than has ever been demanded of industry for approval of GM products.
So what are the EFSA’s complaints about S#-15447’s study? They claim serious defects in the study’s design and methodology, specifically:
Unclear study objectives, the low number of rats used in each treatment group, a lack of detail on the feed and treatment formulation, key information missing on the statistical methods employed and incomplete endpoint reporting.