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Advisory: Seralini Feb 15, 16

French scientist to speak in Toronto about his landmark safety test on Canada’s GM corn

French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini will speak on Saturday February 16 to a public audience in Toronto, at an annual event organized by the Canadian Organic Growers of Toronto, to share the results of his landmark study on the safety of genetically engineered (GM or genetically modified) corn, provide updates and respond to critics.

Saturday February 16, 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM U of T Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St., Toronto

Prof. Séralini will be also available for media interviews in Toronto on Friday February 15. To schedule an interview please contact: Lucy Sharratt coordinator@cban.ca 613 263 9511

He will also speak in Montreal on Monday.
· Is genetically modified corn in Canada safe?
· Why is Prof. Séralini’s new safety study so controversial?
· What is happening in Europe in reaction to his study?
· What actions are scientists calling for in the wake of his study?

Background

Professor Gilles-Éric Séralini is a molecular biologist and endocrinologist at the University of Caen in France. He led a team of French researchers who published the first-ever two-year study of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) herbicide-tolerant corn NK603. The feeding trial was conducted over the life­time of laboratory rats and showed adverse health impacts after the 90-day period when most other studies on GM foods end. The researchers observed mammary tumours, and kidney and liver damage, leading to premature death. The researchers studied the impacts of GM corn consumption on rats, with and without Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and of Roundup alone.

Summary:

  • Health Canada approved Monsanto’s corn NK603 in 2001.
  • Monsanto published a 90-day rat feeding trial on this GM corn in 2004.
  • Prof. Seralini’s team published a 2-year rat feeding trail in 2012 on this GM corn (in the same journal and using the same number of rats as the 2004 Monsanto study.)

For Conference schedule:

http://www.cogtoronto.org/COG_Toronto/2013_Conference.html

For more information:

www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/Human-Health-Risks

http://gmoseralini.org/

Contact: Lucy Sharratt coordinator@cban.ca 613 241 2267 ext 25

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