In a report from Natural Society, former Monsanto employee, Richard Goodman, has been removed from his position on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology. He had been appointed Associate Editor shortly before the journal retracted the Seralini study.
A. Wallace Hayes, former Editor-in-Chief, will be replaced as well.
Prof Gilles-Eric Seralini’s study showed that GMO food causes tumors in rats. It was reported far and wide, even in the mainstream media.
According to Natural Society’s report, an “unbiased” Editor-in-Chief will be replacing Hayes, who had retracted the paper written by the Seralini team. The paper proved the toxicity of GMO’s “beyond any shadow of a doubt.”
The study was done in response to a 2004 study declaring Monsanto’s NK603 GMO maize safe:
“…a predominantly French team led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini undertook a two-year (over 700 days), feeding trial , which was otherwise similar. Their work was published in September 2012, also inFCT. The early warnings that had been dismissed in the Monsanto paper developed into serious illnesses, including damage to liver, kidneys, pituitary gland and, most notably, early deaths and development of large tumors in females. In addition, the study included trials of minute amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup, the herbicide to which tolerance has been genetically engineered into NK603, in the rats’ drinking water.”
It was some time later that the Seralini study was removed from the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, and according to the reporter, “this fact has been used in a foolhardy way by biotech shills to promote the ‘fallacy’ of biotech dangers on more blogs and Facebook posting than I’d like to count.”
Apparently quite a few scientists contacted the Journal after the Seralini study was retracted to find out why. Many of the scientists seemed to think the Journal was giving in to pressure from the biotech industry, and many in the academic world were outraged as well.
The new Editor-in-Chief, Jose Domingo, has published papers showing that the safety of GM crops is not an established fact.
“Critical changes have this year been made at the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, from which the Editor-in-Chief A. Wallace Hayes retracted the important paper by the Seralini team. The Editorial Board of the journal  now has a new Editor-in-Chief, José L. Domingo, who has published papers showing that safety of GM crops is not an established fact; and the Editorial Board no longer includes Richard Goodman, the ex-Monsanto employee who became Associate Editor for Biotechnology not long before the Seralini paper was retracted.”
Those at Natural Society say the Seralini study found an audience even with its retraction from the Journal, and they provide links for further studies here.
Meyer, Nick. March Against Monsanto. Mar 30, 2015. (http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ex-monsanto-employee-removed-from-medical-journal-that-retracted-study-showing-gmos-cause-tumors/)
Novotny, Eva (2015). Scientific Publicaton in Peril: the Seralini Affair. Scientists for Global Responsibility. Retrieved from http://www.sgr.org.uk/resources/scientific-publication-peril-seralini-affair
Sarich, Christina. Natural Society. Mar 30, 2015. (http://naturalsociety.com/huge-win-former-monsanto-employee-is-fired-from-major-scientific-journals-editor-position/)
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