An Analysis of the Nature of the Documents Published by the French Medicine and Science Academies to Support their Opinion, especially on the Impact of GMOs on Health.
1 - Purpose
The So-Called Opinion Report on GMOs by the French Academy of Medicine does not exist, say the Observatory for Ecological Vigilance and Alert (OVALE) and CRIIGEN, in a Press Release published last Friday. OVALE wanted to analysed the so-called report and tried to obtain it in vain from the Academy. Corinne Lepage, co-founder of OVALE with Michèle Rivasi, was told that no such report existed and that the only thing that existed was the communiqué that was published in December last year.
OVALE and CRIIGEN are astounded by such methods and consider that this is a fabrication unworthy of an institution as prestigious as the Academy of Medicine. Therefore, the communiqué is not only opened to criticism in terms of its content, but is also loses any credibility. In this communiqué, the Academy of Medicine was only highlighting the expected economic advantages of GMOs, to the detriment of the impact on human health. We can therefore wonder what the real designs are for such an “opinion”, knowing that no health assessment study was conducted to confirm or invalidate such a conclusion, which gives the green light to “an introduction and a reasonable production of GMOs”, according to an Opinion Report which does not exist!
CRIIGEN Reveals Serious Anomalies Observed in Rats Fed on GMOs
The expertise dossiers have been deliberately kept secret, the decision procedures are deliberately difficult to understand… It was after an incredible obstacle course that the Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN)* finally succeeded in obtaining from the Governmental Commission in charge of the Human Health Risk Assessment of GMOs the new documents proving the risks of GMOs for human health. Studies highlighting serious malformations in animals fed on GMOs have deliberately been kept secret. This new affair demonstrates the risks of GMOs for human health and the fact that they are being totally ignored. CRIIGEN wants to expose such practices which not only are in violation of the provisions of European Law, but also highlight the carelessness with which such major issues for public health are overlooked. At CRIIGEN, we want to bring the elements we obtained to the scientific debate. We demand that the studies on the toxicity of GMOs conducted on animals should be published, as they are the necessary base for establishing scientific controversy and independent expertise.