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Further Reading  31st August 2015

Scientific Publication in Peril: the Séralini Affair

Dr Eva Novotny discusses the controversy surrounding an academic paper showing health problems in a feeding trial of a GM crop – and what it says......... ...

News / press releases  31st August 2015

Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

[Comment: this is a great article from a scientist who knows exactly what he is talking about. In a sense, it's a story of a "conversion" or at least a......... ...

News / press releases  31st August 2015

Seralini vindicated: new Roundup study shows liver and kidney damage at very low doses

The toxicity of glyphosate-based "Roundup" herbicide has been confirmed in spectacular fashion by a new peer-reviewed study published today......... ...

Further Reading  27th August 2015

Current status of GMO cultivation applications in the EU

This overview shows the current applications of GE plant events for EU cultivation as listed in the EFSA database at......... ...

News / press releases  27th August 2015

Gene expression analysis confirms findings of Seralini study

It's not so long ago that the GMO rottweilers were let loose on the long-term animal feeding study by Seralini (2012) which found toxic effects associated with......... ...

Open Letters  26th August 2015

Admiration for the Scottish Ban on GMO crops

We are writing to express our admiration for your recent announcement regarding a ban on GMO crop plantings in Scotland (1). We understand that......... ...

Pivotal Papers  27th August 2015

Roundup is an endocrine disruptor in rats

Note: this study actually names Roundup as the chemical substance tested in the lab. The findings are of course consistent with other studies of......... ...

Pivotal Papers  27th August 2015

Glyphosate is toxic to dairy cows

In the present study, thirty dairy cows from each of eight Danish dairy farms were investigated for excretion of glyphosate in urine. Blood serum parameters......... ...

Further Reading  27th August 2015

The article they don't want you to read: "The Trouble with Transparency. The Fight Over Transparency: Round Two"

Comment from GM-Free Cymru: This article was published on August 13th in the open access journal PLOS One. It covers a wide range......... ...

Further Reading  27th August 2015

The Case of Glyphosate: Product Promoters Masquerading as Regulators?

Comment: this is a great article from Colin Todhunter -- showing how institutionalised corruption has allowed glyphosate to permeate (quite literally) the food supply......... ...

Further Reading  23rd August 2015

GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

Comment: Although this is a "Perspective" or Opinion piece, and therefore does not represent a formal shift in journal policy, this is significant. Thus far......... ...

News / press releases  23th August 2015

Ministerial Statement on the Scottish GMO ban

This has been brought to our attention. It is much more interesting and informative than the rather bland press release put out by the Scottish Government......... ...

Further Reading  19th August 2015

What does science really tell us about the safety of GMOs?

Comment: This is a thoughtful and comprehensive article by Timothy Wise, about the science relating to the safety of GMOs. It concentrates on the recent......... ...

News / press releases  19th August 2015

Prof Brian Wynne slams pro-GMO scientists for their bias, self-interest and emotional "crusade"

This is very interesting. Quite surprisingly the story is carried in The Scotsman. Prof Brian Wynne slams pro-?GMO? scientists for their bias......... ...

News / press releases  19th August 2015

Glyphosate: EFSA shuts off key evidence from independent scrutiny

EFSA doesn't do itself any favours, does it? That beleaguered organization is apparently no longer remotely concerned about the interests of its stakeholders......... ...

Open Letters  19th August 2015

Sense About Science and the "science response" to Scotland's GMO ban

As expected, the Scottish ban on GMO plantings has received a lot of media coverage. Also as expected, and bang on schedule, there is a rather silly......... ...

Further Reading  18th August 2015

Monsanto and Royal Society chicken out of Druker challenge on GMOs

Comment: This useful article from Colin Todhunter shows how Steve Druker's challenge on GMOs, and on the contents of his book, made to Monsanto......... ...

Crucial Papers  18th August 2015

Crucial paper 60: MON810 effects on Daphnia magna show it is not substantially equivalent

Insect resistance is the second most common trait globally in cultivated genetically modified (GM) plants. Resistance is usually obtained by introducing......... ...

Crucial Papers  18th August 2015

Crucial paper 59: Analysis of endocrine disruption effect of Roundup® in adrenal gland of male rats

The effect of Roundup® on adrenal gland steroidogenesis and signaling pathway associated with steroid production was investigated. Doses of 10, 50......... ...

Crucial Papers  18th August 2015

Crucial Paper 58: Glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor below "safety limits"

Glyphosate-based herbicides (GlyBH), including Roundup, are the most widely used pesticides worldwide. Their uses have increased exponentially......... ...

Further Reading  17th August 2015

Argentina: Cancer increased fivefold in town near GM soy and maize fields

Comment: Yet more evidence of the appalling consequences of uncontrolled GMO plantings close to residential areas, and the uncontrolled use of aerial......... ...

Further Reading  17th August 2015

Brazil's Cancer Institute links GMOs, massive glyphosate use and negative health effects

Comment: Hard on the heels of the IARC Report which designates glyphosate as a "probably human carcinogen", the National Cancer Institute of Brazil......... ...

News / press releases  9th August 2015

GM crop ban in Scotland

[Comment from GM-Free Cymru: This is wonderful news -- and a brave step by the Scottish Government, given the fact that Scotland is home......... ...

Pivotal Papers  9th August 2015

The High Cost of Pesticides: Human and Animal Diseases

A significant degradation in the health of wild animals in Montana has been recorded over the past two decades. We surmise that the health......... ...

Further Reading  9th August 2015

An Illusory Consensus behind GMO Health Assessment

Prominent scientists and policymakers assert with confidence that there is no scientific controversy over the health effects of genetically modified......... ...

Pivotal Papers  9th August 2015

Articles citing adverse health effects from GMOs

Comment: In this very perceptive article by Sheldon Krimsky. Table 2 details 26 articles which demonstrate the manner in which GMOs can have adverse......... ...

Pivotal Papers  9th August 2015

More evidence that glyphosate destroys soil biology

Comment from GM-Free Cymru: here are two more papers that show the role of glyphosate in the destruction of soil biological activity. We should......... ...

News / press releases  9th August 2015

Video: The Human Cost of Glyphosate Spraying in Argentina

NEW YORK, NY and ARLES, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2015) - From an amazing array of portfolios documenting important issues, and in......... ...

Pivotal Papers  9th August 2015

Glyphosate screws up honeybee navigation

Comment: This is a very important paper, with findings that confirm something raised many years ago in conferences and presentations associated......... ...

News / press releases  3rd August 2015

IARC publishes full glyphosate/cancer report

The full IARC Report on Glyphosate and Cancer has now been published as part of a much larger Report dealing with a wide range of substances......... ...

Further Reading  6th August 2015

More self-righteous and pseudo-scientific claptrap from Monsanto

Comment: this is a very effective article from Prof Peter Saunders, published on the ISIS website. He shows that Monsanto now lives......... ...

News / press releases  28th July 2015

Calls for a global ban on glyphosate / Roundup

Three months ago, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), concluded ‘Glyphosate is probably......... ...

News / press releases  24th July 2015

Bee cause: Germany tightens, UK relaxes neonic regulation

[Comment from GM-Free Cymru: This latest move by the new Tory Government is an outrage, pandering to the wishes of the NFU top brass......... ...

News / press releases  24th July 2015

Failed GMO wheat trial at Rothamsted

Rothamsted Research in the UK wasted £1 million of taxpayers’ money on a failed GMO wheat trial. The researchers described......... ...

Further Reading  24th July 2015

Pope Francis Slams GMOs and Pesticides for Environmental and Social Damage

[Comment: Good for Pope Francis! The religious leaders — of all faiths — have been very slow to enter this debate, partly because they have been......... ...

Further Reading  19th July 2015

Getting Past Scientized Scrutiny

[Comment: An interesting article which analyses the manner in which the GMO industry and its apologists employ "science" in their attempts......... ...

Further Reading  19th July 2015

Revealed: the tactics used by Big Food / biotech corporations to force their products down our throats

A new report, "Spinning food”, investigates how Big Food and agrochemical corporations are deliberately misleading the public - and reporters......... ...

Further Reading  19th July 2015

Royal Society savaged for "breathtaking impertinence" and "preposterous pretensions"

When Steven Druker's influential book came out in March, the author issued a direct challenge to the Royal Society in an Open Letter, asking......... ...

Crucial Papers  18th July 2015

Crucial paper 57:Safety tests carried out for GMO / chemicals approvals are mostly worthless due to feed contamination

Laboratory rodent diets contain toxic levels of environmental contaminants: Implications for regulatory tests. Robin Mesnage and Nicolas Defarge ......... ...

Further Reading  19th July 2015

GMO CORRUPTION AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT

Remember that despicable and highly coordinated campaign to get the Seralini 2012 paper retracted by FCT journal? Where did the pressure come from......... ...

Further Reading  18th July 2015

Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup

Morton Biskind, a physician from Westport, Connecticut, was a courageous man. At the peak of the cold war, in 1953, he complained of maladies......... ...

Further Reading  18th July 2015

A Summary of the state of play in the GMO debate

[Comment from GM-Free Cymru: this is a subtle and intelligent analysis of the GMO debate, written by Millstone, Stirling and Glover. it is well balanced......... ...

Crucial Papers  18th July 2015

Crucial paper 56:GMO plants accumulate formaldehyde and are not "substantially equivalent"

Comment from GM-Free Cymru: this new study, involving a systems biology approach, uses data from over 6,000 experiments to suggest ......... ...

Pivotal Papers  18 July 2015

We need a pesticide-free future

The risk of cancer from the world's top herbicide, glyphosate, is just the tip of the iceberg of health damage caused by exposure to pesticides......... ...

Pivotal Papers  18 July 2015

No scientific consensus on GMO safety

A broad community of independent scientific researchers and scholars challenges recent claims of a consensus over the safety of genetically modified organisms......... ...

Further Reading  18th July 2015

GMOs and other poisons – Why it matters what ‘lab rats’ eat

Note from GM-Free Cymru: the article contains hyperlinks to all the key references which support points made by the author. She outlines......... ...

Further Reading  18th July 2015

Policy masquerading as science - a GMO case study

In 2013, at the request of the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced a new risk assessment policy......... ...

Further Reading  18th July 2015

Chemical reactions: glyphosate and the politics of chemical safety

Controversy over a new evaluation of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, lifts the lid on aspects of chemical safety......... ...

Open Letters  18th July 2015

USA -- class action against Monsanto goes national

Attorney T. Matthew Phillips recently announced a shift in his LA County Class action suit against Monsanto’s Roundup for false advertising ......... ...

Open Letters  18th July 2015

Steven Druker challenges the Royal Society over GMOs

This Open Letter and challenge went to the Royal Society at the beginning of March 2015. Needless to say, the Royal Society chose ......... ...

News / press releases  18th July 2015

Herbicide 2,4-D: both main components now linked to cancer

WASHINGTON – The decision by an organization of the world’s leading cancer experts to classify the herbicide 2,4-D as a possible......... ...

News / press releases  18th July 2015

Jane Goodall and Steven Druker Expose US Government Fraud over GMOs

In an acclaimed new book being launched Wednesday in London, American public interest attorney Steven Druker reveals how......... ...

Pivotal Papers  18 July 2015

Low-dose chemical mixtures may trigger cancers

This is an influential review written by a task force of 173 scientists from many countries which examines the links between 85 common chemicals......... ...

Further Reading  26th June 2015

Europe Starts Taking Glyphosate off the Shelves

The French farm minister Stéphane Le Foll announced earlier this month that non-Hodgkin lymphoma is to be recognised as an occupational illness among farmworkers......... ...

Further Reading  26th June 2015

GMO CORRUPTION AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT

Remember that despicable and highly coordinated campaign to get the Seralini 2012 paper retracted by FCT journal? Where did the pressure......... ...

Further Reading  26th June 2015

Horton: Half of industry safety tests may be worthless

A short article published by Richard Horton, Editor of the Lancet, in April 2015 is suddenly attracting attention, having been virtually ignored until now. He is referring to research into the health......... ...

Further Reading  26th June 2015

Ignoring Reality, Subverting Morality: GMOs And The Neoliberal Apologists

Monsanto is often called one of the most ‘evil’ companies on the planet. It has a history of knowingly contaminating the environment and food......... ...

Further Reading  26th June 2015

GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know......... ...

Further Reading  26th June 2015

The US Env Protection Agency -- rotten to the core

The US EPA registered atrazine, Roundup (glyphosate), 2,4-D and hundreds of other poisons based on fraudulent or nonexistent industry safety studies......... ...

Further Reading  26th June 2015

Scientific integrity in the US Govt? You must be joking......

This article was published in April, and shows how the promises of "scientific integrity" in the US administration and its agencies / regulatory bodies have been comprehensively ignored......... ...

Crucial Papers  23rd June 2015

Crucial paper 55: Glyphosate is probably carginogenic to humans

This short report from the Cancer Monograph Working Group of the IARC and WHO has caused quite a stir, because it confirms a probable link between glyphosate and cancer in humans ......... ...

Further Reading  23rd June 2015

Genetically Modifying Genes and Scientific Evidence

[GM-Free Cymru comment: This is a useful review of Steven Druker's book by Prof Peter Saunders, who has vast experience in GM matters. He reminds us that Druker brings a legal mind......... ...

Further Reading  23rd June 2015

Sorry, Monsanto: The Science Is on Our Side, Not Yours

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:41 By Katherine Paul, Organic Consumers Association | Op-Ed ......... ...

Further Reading  22nd June 2015

Robin: "Glyphosate will lead to the largest health scandal in the world’s history......."

[Marie-Monique Robin is a feisty lady, well known for her defiance of Monsanto and her determination to make hard-hitting documentaries. She has been studying the issue......... ...

Pivotal Papers  22nd June 2015

A critique of the critics of the Seralini 2012 study

[Comment from GM-Free Cymru: this is a careful, considered and respectful analysis of the manner in which the GMO "establishment" sought to discredit the 2012 toxicology......... ...

Open Letters  21st June 2015

SMC Hypocrisy and double standards

I am writing to ask why you have not conducted a critical examination ofthe following paper ......... ...

Open Letters  21st June 2015

GMO SAFETY STUDIES ARE FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED; EU CONSENTS MUST BE REVOKED IMMEDIATELY

I am writing to you to formally draw your attention to two significant developments from recent days......... ...

News / press releases  20th June 2015

GMO INDUSTRY SAFETY STUDIES ARE WORTHLESS

The twin mantras (a) that GMOs are proved safe, and (b) that there is a scientific consensus based on sound science, have been shown to be worthless by two pieces of research......... ...

Further Reading  20th June 2015

Laboratory rat feeds contaminated with pesticides and GMOs

[NOTE from GM-Free Cymru: this is a carefully considered article published in GM Watch, referring to the implications of the new research.]......... ...

Pivotal Papers  20th June 2015

The Case of IntactaTM Roundup ReadyTM 2 Pro Soybean Farming in Brazil in light of the Norwegian Gene Technology Act

[Comment: this is a careful study written in the context of the ongoing assessment of GMOs in the light of the rather interesting Gene......... ...

News and Press Releases  20th June 2015

ROYAL SOCIETY SLAMMED FOR SUPPORTING FRAUDULENT GMO SCIENCE

American lawyer Steven Druker reveals the full scale of the lies, scientific fraud, intimidation, corruption and political interference underpinning the introduction of GMOs into the food supply......... ...

Further Reading  20th June 2015

GMOs: dogma instead of science

As the arguments about the safety of GMOs are bandied about in the media, and as the biotechnology corporations come under heavier and more concerted attack from NGOs and consumer......... ...

News and Press releases  20th June 2015

Tests carried out for the commercialization of chemicals and GMOs are invalidated by the diets of laboratory rats

Laboratory rats are frequently used for testing chemicals and genetically modified (GMO) foods, as the last step before commercialization in order to determine effects......... ...

Open Letter  20th June 2015

Glyphosate / Roundup: a Plea for Precaution

We have been following the recent developments concerning GMOs and the industrial chemicals that go with them -- and in particular glyphosate and Roundup. As you will be aware, because......... ...

Open Letter  24th April 2015

The Impact of Glyphosate/Roundup on global health

We write to you as members of various non-governmental organizations in Europe, to draw your attention to one of the biggest health problems currently facing the planet – namely the ill health epidemic associated with the......... ...

Further reading  8th April 2015

Monsanto knew of glyphosate / cancer link 35 years ago

According to evidence unearthed from the archives of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the United States, it has been established that Monsanto was fully aware of........ ...

Further reading  19th November 2014

Living With GMO

An open letter to the citizens, politicians, and regulators of the UK and the rest of the EU about the hazards of genetically modified crops........ ...

Further reading  19th November 2014

Yet another fraudulent GMO "safety study"

Toxic effects which had simply been hidden away in a data manipulation exercise........ ...

Pivotal Papers  19th November 2014

Chronic Disease increases linked to glyphosate / Roundup use

A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. ........

Pivotal Papers  13th August 2014

Glyphosate Studies relevant to Human Health

This is an updated list. Grateful thanks to GMOFree USA ........

Further reading  12th August 2014

Sense About Science orchestrates Anne Glover lobby

The following notes relate to a letter sent by that mysterious and somewhat sinister organization called "Sense about Science", which purports to represent the scientific community and to promote sound "evidence based" science........ ...

Further reading  4th August 2014

Ten reasons we dont need GM foods

Ten reasons we dont need GM foods....... ...

Further reading  4th August 2014

Syngenta methods of silencing GMO opposition are unbelievable

Syngenta will stop at nothing; how it tried to silence a German farmer....... ...

Pivotal Papers  4th August 2014

Deformed piglets from Denmark -->

This is the long-awaited report from the scientists who have been checking a sample (38 deformed piglets) from Ib Pedersen's Danish pig farm....... ...

Open Letter  4th August 2014

Chief Scientific Adviser's role should be reduced, not enhanced

In the mainstream and social media there is a heated debate just now relating to the office of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the Commission. This message has gone to President-Elect Juncker on behalf of GM-Free Cymru. We can afford to be somewhat more forthright than some of the larger NGOs...... ...

News  4th August 2014

Golden Rice Feeding Trial

Golden Rice Feeding Trial spat gets even more interesting ...

Further reading  4th August 2014

GM Food? No thanks...

Why should anybody trust this industry ...

Further reading  9th July 2014

Scandal of Glyphosate Re-assessment in Europe

EU rapporteur state Germany recommends re-approval with daily intake increased by 67 %. ...

News  2nd July 2014

All-Party Parliamentary Meeting Brings Dangers of Roundup into Public Focus

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agroecology, Chaired by the Countess of Mar, met in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 18, to discuss the possible harm caused by the worlds most popular herbicide Roundup. ...

News  25th June 2014

Re-publication of retracted Seralini study

GM-free Cymru welcomes the re-publication of this important study, which was retracted last year from FCT Journal following a coordinated and vicious campaign of vilification and defamation directed at Prof Gilles-Eric Seralini and his fellow researchers by the assembled ranks of the GM industry. ...

Further reading  25th June 2014

Seralini team slams censorship of GMO safety studies

This feisty attack on the cynical manipulation of the media by the GMO industry and its friends iw well worth reading. ...

Further reading  30th May 2014

Judge slams organic certifier as Australian farmer loses GMO contamination case

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has ruled against organic farmer Steve Marsh in his case against a neighbouring GMO farmer. ...

News Earth Open Source  29th May 2014

GMO myths and truths report

This is a new edition of the valuable Report which gives the scientific lowdown on GMOs and the pesticides used with them. Essential reading -- and incorporating a huge amount of research. ...

Further reading  29th May 2014

Glover twists scientific evidence to suit her political agenda

Below we reproduce a very strange article, published on the EU "EurActiv" web site, no doubt at the instigation of EU Chief Scientific Officer Anne Glover ...

Further reading  27th May 2014

EU Safety Institutions Caught Plotting an Industry “escape route” Around Looming Pesticide Ban

EU documents newly obtained by the nonprofit Pesticide Action Network of Europe reveal that the health commission of the European Union (DG SANCO), ...

Further reading  27th May 2014

Inexpensive solutions still outperform GMOs

We arenot producing our food sustainably. Climate change is already reducing productivity in some areas, and this is projected to worsen. ...

Further reading  27th May 2014

More close scrutiny of Monsanto scientific fraud in GMO dossiers

Here is yet another paper suggesting very strongly that Monsanto routinely manipulates scientific data and commits scientific fraud in its ongoing attempts ...

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