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Experts respond to study on GM maize, herbicide and tumours in rats
20 September 2012Scientists have quickly responded to a paper published yesterday on GM maize, herbicide and tumours in rats, criticising the study design, its methodology and statistical analysis.
The paper, Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modiﬁed maize was published in the Journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.
We wrote to the authors yesterday to request full data sets for the study and their response to the criticisms about the study design, execution, treatment of animals and conclusions. We have collated a roundup of the criticisms of the study.
The Science Media Centre have collated expert reactions.
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