The first week in September saw the launch of GM Health Risk week here in the UK, a series of events across the country to debate and discuss the potential health risks of GM, and to invite controversial scientist Professor Séralini, author of the only life-time feed trial of GM corn to rats, to explain and discuss his research findings. Below we’ve included two reviews of events that took place in London.

The article was originally published in The Ecologist, by Pat Thomas.

“After a week of events throughout the UK aimed at highlighting the health risks of eating genetically modified foods, Pat Thomas highlights a key health message that many of us have missed…

It’s easy to see why biotech companies are anxious to separate the pesticide issue from the GM debate. We are continually told that one of the benefits of GMOs is that they reduce pesticide use. This, of course, is a lie.

While GM crops with the Bt trait do reduce pesticide use somewhat, HT crops drastically increase pesticide use through the promotion of superweeds – some of which cannot be killed, except with increasingly large amounts of pesticides and in some cases flamethrowers…”

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This next article was originally published by the Alliance for Natural Health, Europe, by Adam Smith and Rob Verkerk PhD.

“Last Wednesday, Rob Verkerk and I made the trip to London to attend a panel discussion at which one of the speakers was to be controversial genetically modified organism (GMO) researcher, Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini. Even in Prof. Séralini’s enforced absence, it was abundantly clear that his 2012 long-term rat feeding study of NK603 GM maize and Roundup fertiliser has been deliberately and unfairly trashed – and should be a springboard for further research.

Does the UK Parliament make you sick?

Prof. Séralini was in London as part of ‘GM Health Risk Week’, a series of events designed to raise the public profile of, yes, the risks to health posed by GM foods. No doubt, Prof. Séralini was inspired to get involved with these events following widespread criticism of his research by limited elements of the scientific community – and, probably more importantly, the mainstream media…”

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Photograph by Jim Trodel

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