The unprecedented forced retraction of the Séralini et al’ study by Elseviere, the publisher of the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal has caused considerable global condemnation in the Scientific community.
Séralini et al’s study documented the negative health effects of Monsanto’s NK603 GM maize and Roundup herbicide fed to rats over a long term period and caused an alarming global reaction when first published.
The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility condemned the retraction of the study.
A new peer reviewed study authored by Hartmut Meyer has pointed out the unethical and subjective double standards applied to forcing the retraction of the Séralini et al., paper. “Use of such double standards is a common response from scientists calling for GMO deregulation and, somewhat surprisingly, also from some government authorities, to studies that show negative environmental and health effects of GMOs. Only those studies that find problems are subjected to excessive scrutiny and rejected as defective. This approach appears to be a tactic to avoid dealing with ‘inconvenient’ results, whilst selecting for ‘convenient’ results,” Meyer said.
The peer review study can be viewed in its entirety here: http://www.enveurope.com/content/25/1/33