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Results of a 90-day safety assurance study with rats fed grain from corn rootworm-protected corn

Citation

Evidence Type: Research (Generic)
B. Hammonda, J. Lemena, R. Dudeka, D. Warda, C. Jianga, M. Nemetha, J. Burnsb a Monsanto Company, 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St Louis, MO 63167, United States b Covance Laboratories, Inc., 9200 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182-1699, United States Received 1 June 2005, Accepted 22 June 2005, Available online 9 August 2005 - Results of a 90-day safety assurance study with rats fed grain from corn rootworm-protected corn Score: 0.0/0.0

Discussion

A (Monsanto funded) study looking at the health effects of a GM seed being used as feed for rats. There were no measurable health changes between GM and nonGM feed.

Gilles-Eric Séralini responded to this study in Report of an Expert Panel on the reanalysis by of a 90-day study conducted by Monsanto in support of the safety of a genetically modified corn variety (MON 863)., and then there as a further respons to Gilles-Eric Séralini at New Analysis of a Rat Feeding Study with a Genetically Modified Maize Reveals Signs of Hepatorenal Toxicity

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Conclusions

Strength/Weakness 1

This research was funded by Monsanto, meaning many will say the results are purely the result of funding.


Conclusion 1

This evidence demonstrates that the data provided show no detrimental effects of GM foods


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