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Journal article linking GMO foods to cancer retracted

A statement called the article's results inconclusive but not incorrect.

December 2, 2013
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GMO study retracted

An article published in a scientific journal linking GMO foods to cancer has been retracted, according to a statement from the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology. The decision to retract the article, "Long Term Toxicity Of a Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant Genetically Modified Maize", came after an analysis of the article and investigation of its peer-review.

In a statement, the journal says the results, "while not incorrect, are inconclusive and therefore do not meet the threshold of publication for Food and Chemical Toxicology." The study linked the formation of cancerous tumors, kidney and liver problems in rats to the consumption of genetically modified maize.

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