EC-Funded Toxicity and Carcinogenicity Studies Show that NK603 Maize Has No Adverse Effects in Rats
A study conducted by 18 researchers from various research institutions in
Europe concluded that glyphosate resistant NK603 maize consumption has no
adverse effects in Wistar Han RCC rats. The results of the study is
published in Archives of Toxicology. This new finding debunks the infamous
study of Gilles-Eric SÚralini published and later retracted in Food and
Chemical Toxicology in 2012, which claimed that NK603 causes tumors in rats.
The new study was funded by the European Commission to test the potential
subchronic and chronic toxicity as well as the carcinogenicity of NK603
maize through the conduct of 90-day and 2-year feeding trials following the
OECD Guidelines for testing of chemicals and EFSA recommendations on the
safety testing of whole-food/feed in laboratory animals.
Results showed that feeding of glyphosate-treated and untreated NK603 has no
adverse effects on the rats. The researchers presented recommendations on
the scientific justification and added value of long-term feeding trials in
the GM plant risk assessment process.