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Controversial cancer study on GMO foods retracted
A controversial French study purportedly linking genetically modified foods to tumors and organ failure in rats-research widely hailed by anti-GM activists and fiercely denounced by scientists-has been retracted.
Science publisher Elsevier announced Thursday that its journal, Food and Chemical Toxicity, was pulling the paper after a lengthy review of the raw data. Because of problems with the type and number of animals used, the publisher said the study was inconclusive and does “not reach the threshold of publication.”
Since the paper was published in Nov. 2012, the last name of its author, Gilles-Eric Séralini, became a byword for scientific scandal.
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