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08.10.2012 |

FSANZ uses withdrawn study to defend GM corn against Seralini’s findings

FSANZ is using the withdrawn Velimirov study to defend the safety of GM corn against Seralini's study! Velimirov didn't find increased tumours in the GM-fed mice and this is the finding that FSANZ is 'cherry-picking' in its attempt to discredit Seralini's findings. But Velimirov was testing a different GMO (NK603xMON810 stacked corn) on a different test animal (mouse). Also her study was a multigenerational study to examine effects on reproductive performance, not a chronic toxicity or carcinogenicity study. So unlike Seralini's study, it didn't track time of tumour onset, size or aggression.