Attempt to rebut Seralini study fails in court

Court upholds ban of field trials of genetically modified eggplant in the Philippines

Farmer-scientist group MASIPAG, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, and individual petitioners have welcomed the decision by the Philippines Court of Appeals to uphold its previous ruling to stop the field trials of Bt eggplant.

It’s interesting that seven expert witnesses in the latest court case reportedly tried, but failed, to rebut the Seralini 2012 study, which found serious health effects in rats fed GM maize NK603 and tiny amounts of Roundup herbicide over the long term.

It’s difficult or impossible to dismiss this study on grounds of scientific and factual considerations. The only way it can be done is by deliberately overlooking or twisting the facts and focusing on the political intent to promote GM technology!

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