Indian newspaper makes false claims about EU GMO studies and Séralini study

EU-funded rat feeding studies with GMOs have recently been exploited by lobbyists to push GMOs. The lobbyists are trying to spin the results (some of which are not even published) to claim that GMOs are safe to eat and to try to discredit the study led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found adverse effects in rats from feeding a GM maize and the Roundup herbicide it is engineered to tolerate.

In India, a media outlet called The Print is trying a similar trick. Its reporter Sandhya Ramesh claims that the “EU investigation of the paper by Gilles-Éric Séralini comes as much-needed validation for scientists and farmers in India who have been pushing for GM crops”.