Mark Lynas just tweeted that the Seralini study is being republished in a low impact journal. Hmmmm… kind of explains why my dated blog post on FCT’s retraction of the Seralini study has suddenly come up on the radar for some folks. Check out the comments. Add some more!
The recent retraction of the Séralini study by the journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology journal (more at Retraction Watch) has been a hot topic over the past few weeks. The editors of the journal wrote a letter (Letter_AWHayes_GES (1)) to Seralini on November 19, 2013, inviting him to voluntarily withdraw the article. In the event that Séralini chose not to do so, the editors informed him that they would retract the article. Apparently, Séralini opted not to withdraw and the article was retracted by the editors in late November.
The Séralini study should never have been published in the first place. There were fundamental problems with the study (even grammar errors) which makes me question the quality of peer review — not to mention the low number of rats used and lack of controls.
Sample size and controls, in this case, represent huge red flags. There are well…
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