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No scientific consensus on GMO safety

Scientists release statement saying public is being misled

Press release, Earth Open Source, Monday 21 October 2013.
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There is no scientific consensus that genetically modified foods and crops are safe, according to a statement released today by an international group of over 85 scientists, academics and physicians.[1]

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Former Monsanto employee put in charge of GMO papers at journal

Richard E. GoodmanNew article exposes industry attempts to control scientific publishing

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Independent Science News and Earth Open Source, 20 May 2013

Just months after a study was published showing that two Monsanto products, a genetically modified (GM) maize and Roundup herbicide, damaged the health of rats, the journal that published the study appointed a former Monsanto scientist to decide which papers on GM foods and crops should be published, a new article reveals.[1]

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The Goodman affair: Monsanto targets the heart of science

Richard Goodmanby Claire Robinson and Jonathan Latham, PhD
Independent Science News and Earth Open Source, 20 May 2013

Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal, has jested that instead of scientific peer review, its rival The Lancet had a system of throwing a pile of papers down the stairs and publishing those that reached the bottom. On another occasion, Smith was challenged to publish an issue of the BMJ exclusively comprising papers that had failed peer review and see if anybody noticed. He replied, “How do you know I haven't already done it?”