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The BfR again demands additional information on a feeding study with genetically modified maize – no extensive data of the Séralini study is currently available

An article by Séralini et al about a 2-year feeding study on rats was published in the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology on 19 September 2012. The authors of the study concluded that consumption of genetically modified NK603 maize led to cancer and early death in rats. This study was scientifically assessed by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in its opinion dated 1 October 2012 (No. 037/2012). The BfR found that significant conclusions drawn by the authors of the study are not supported by the published experimental data. The BfR sent questions concerning the study to its author Professor Séralini and asked for further information already on 21 September 2012. The questions asked by the BfR predominantly related to aspects of presentation and interpretation of the data and to statistical analysis. Recently, the BfR has reiterated its request for additional information on the feeding study with genetically modified maize.


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