Belinda Martineau: “Science-Based Regulation of GE Crops Requires More Long-Term Rat Feeding Studies with NK603 Corn” [2014]

This publication from Belinda is from 2014. However, it is relevant once again in light of a few studies that were published recently:

An integrated multi-omics analysis of the NK603 Roundup-tolerant GM maize reveals metabolism disturbances caused by the transformation process,” by Robin Mesnage, Michael Antoniou et al, Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, Article 37855; December 19, 2016 (14 pages)

This publication is also HERE and HERE in HTML format.

A related summary article is here: “GMO maize NK603 is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart,” by Claire Robinson; GMWatch; December 19, 2016

This related article summarizes criticisms of the study and responses to those criticisms from the authors: “Science Media Centre ‘experts’ misrepresent study findings, get facts wrong,” by GMWatch; December 21, 2016


This was soon followed by the publication of this study:

Multiomics reveal non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats following chronic exposure to an ultra-low dose of Roundup herbicide,” by Robin Mesnage, George Renney, Gilles-Eric Séralini, Malcolm Ward & Michael N. Antoniou, Scientific Reports Vol. 7, Article 39328; January 9, 2017 (15 pages)

This publication is also HERE in HTML format.

A related summary article is here: “Roundup causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at very low doses,” by Claire Robinson, GMWatch; January 9, 2017

This publication is also referred to, but not named, in this related article: “Britain’s most used pesticide is linked to a deadly liver disease, shocking new study claims,” by Sean Poulter, Daily Mail; January 9, 2017

The post by Belinda begins below; then click on the link to her website to read the full post.


Biotech Salon

Although May 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. FDA’s approval for and Calgene’s market launch of the world’s first commercially available genetically engineered (GE) whole food, the Flavr SavrTM tomato, it’s amazing how relevant that GE tomato remains in today’s ongoing debate over use of the powerful technology used to create it. Take the recent case of the long-term study by Séralini and colleagues of rats fed Monsanto’s NK603 GE corn, for example.

Just as Séralini’s “inconclusive” (preliminary?) results suggest that an unintended change might have occurred in NK603 corn, one particular variety of Flavr Savr tomato tested for unintended changes back in early 1992 initially appeared to have one as well: variety CR3-623 apparently caused lesions to form in the stomachs of rats while rats fed other Flavr Savr tomato varieties or control tomatoes did not.

It was Calgene’s response to those unexpected…

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