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  Posting date: February 15, 2017
Assessment of Stacked Bt Soybean Overlooks Potential Health Risks
A review of the health impacts of GE stacked soybean MON87701× MON89788 and EFSA's approval of it for food and feed in the EU highlights potential risks which were overlooked in the assessment process.
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  Posting date: January 18, 2017
Study Links Roundup and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Rats
Cutting-edge molecular profiling analyses reveal that the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) caused non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats at doses thousands of times below what is permitted by regulators worldwide.
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  Posting date: December 23, 2016
Industry Attacks IARC Scientists for Labelling Glyphosate a Probable Human Carcinogen
As the US EPA re-evaluates glyphosate, used widely in conjunction with GM herbicide-resistant crops, industry has launched a full-fledged assault on the independent cancer scientists from the WHO-IARC who declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen in
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  Posting date: October 12, 2016
GM Enzymes Used in Cleaning Products and Food 'Are Potent Allergens', Warns Study
A recent study has warned that genetically modified enzymes used in food, perfumes, medicine and cleaning products are “potent allergens” and should be tested like other potentially hazardous chemicals.
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  Posting date: August 01, 2016
Lack of Scientific Studies on the Long-term Health Impacts of GM Food/Plants
A scientific review on the adverse impacts of GM food/plants finds a clear need for long-term studies on health effects, before we can conclude that the consumption of GM plants does not pose health risks to consumers.
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  Posting date: April 26, 2016
Co-Formulants in Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Demonstrate Endocrine-Disrupting Effects on Human Cells
A new study has shown for the first time that endocrine disruption by glyphosate-based herbicides can not only be due to the declared active ingredient (glyphosate), but also to co-formulants used in the formulations.
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  Posting date: October 09, 2015
Effects of Chronic Exposure to Glyphosate at Very Low Doses in Rats
Studies demonstrate that chronic long-term exposure to Roundup, the world's most widely used herbicide, at an ultra-low, environmental dose can have potential significant health implications.
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  Posting date: October 02, 2015
US Scientists Stress the Health Dangers of Herbicides Used with GMOs
Two leading US scientists stress the health dangers of herbicides used with herbicide-resistant GM crops, calling for a thorough reconsideration of all aspects of the safety of plant biotechnology.
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  Posting date: July 23, 2015
Effects of GE Soybean Feed on Goat Offspring
A scientific study has found that goats fed with genetically engineered soybean had 40% less immune substance in their milk, resulting in significant reductions in the weight of their offspring.
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  Posting date: April 21, 2015
Cry1Ab Protein Triggers Immunogenic and Allergenic Reactions in Mice
A study has found that exposure via nasal inhalation to the Bt protein Cry1Ab produced immunogenic and allergenic reactions in mice.
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