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Popular Science News – research into genetically modified maize had revealed that rats which ate it developed tumours. The European Food Safety Authority has asked the researchers at the university of Caen to released their unpublished data so they can check it before authorising the consumption of the maize. Unfortunately the researchers say there is a problem with this. The researchers say they don’t want them to look at it because the EFSA’s findings could conflict with their own. Are you following this? The University is worried that the safety organisation might use the data to decide that the maize is unsafe and this would be an embarrassment because the university researchers had declared the maize safe!

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