Press Release from the Annual Assembly


Press Release The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, at its 7th annual assembly in Athens this year, has expressed its sympathy and solidarity with the victims of the recent disastrous floods in Mandras, Attika. Participating scientists at the meeting, from …

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Press Release: Products of new GM techniques should be strictly regulated as GMOs


The products of new genetic modification techniques (NGMTs), misleadingly termed by proponents New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs), are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and should be strictly regulated as such, according to a statement1 released today by the European Network of Scientists for Social and …

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Who is to blame for the failure of GM golden rice?


PR 04/16 Who is to blame for the failure of GM golden rice? The recent Nobel laureates’ open letter to the United Nations and governments around the world, accusing Greenpeace of a “crime against humanity” for opposing genetically modified (GMO) golden rice, elicited a …

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Endocrine disruptor criteria toothless?


PR 03/16 Endocrine disruptor criteria toothless? The criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) recently proposed by EU Health Commissioner Andriukaitis will fail to protect our health and that of animals and the environment. Since Member States have been asked to give their feedback …

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Long list of glyphosate concerns shows EC flouts precautionary principle


PR 01/16 Long list of glyphosate concerns shows EC flouts precautionary principle A group of fourteen experts, including ENSSER member Michael Antoniou and CRIIGEN[i] member Robin Mesnage, warns that current safety assessments of glyphosate based herbicides (GBHs) as well as their maximum daily intake …

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Co-formulants of glyphosate herbicides are endocrine disruptors


PR 02/16 Co-formulants of glyphosate herbicides are endocrine disruptors In a new French-Hungarian study, the co-formulants of glyphosate herbicides are shown to be endocrine disruptors, i.e. to interfere with the human hormone system. Two ENSSER board members, Nicolas Defarge and András Székács, are involved …

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Public must know about risk to their health – ENSSER demands transparent glyphosate assessment – away with double standard favouring producers


PR 03/15 Public must know about risk to their health – ENSSER demands transparent glyphosate assessment – away with double standard favouring producers A new British scientific study confirms that the glyphosate herbicide Roundup, an essential integral component of the majority of GM crops, …

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Lab rat diets contaminated: chemical and GMO safety tests invalid


PR 02/15 Lab rat diets contaminated: chemical and GMO safety tests invalid A new French study has shown that feeds commonly used as standard diets in safety tests performed on rats, are contaminated with hazardous substances and often also with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). …

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“No scientific consensus on GMO safety” statement published in peer-reviewed journal


PR 01/15 “No scientific consensus on GMO safety” statement published in peer-reviewed journal A statement signed by over 300 scientists and legal experts to the effect that there is “No consensus” on the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods has been published …

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Re-Publication of Séralini et al. Study on the “Long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize”


PR 01/14 Re-Publication of Séralini et al. Study on the “Long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” RE-PUBLICATION of the Séralini et al. study on the “Long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” ENSSER …

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End double standards in evaluating GMO safety studies – say scientists


PR 08/13 End double standards in evaluating GMO safety studies – say scientists Europe’s food safety agency only criticises studies that find risk, new analysis shows ENSSER Press release 17.12.2013 The controversy about the Séralini et al. study, which reported negative health effects of …

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297 scientists and experts agree GMOs not proven safe


PR 07/13 297 scientists and experts agree GMOs not proven safe *EU chief scientist Anne Glover’s backing for GM condemned as “irresponsible” *Independent researchers work double shift to address “red flags” on GMO safety Press release, European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental …

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Number of scientists who say GMOs not proven safe climbs to 230 – Developer of first commercialised GM food says debate isn’t over


Number of scientists who say GMOs not proven safe climbs to 230 Developer of first commercialised GM food says debate isn’t over Press release 06/13, 30 October 2013 https://www.ensser.org/media/ Contact: Dr Angelika Hilbeck: ahilbeck@ensser.org / Tel.: +49 30 20 654 857 The number of …

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No scientific consensus on safety of genetically modified organisms – Scientists release statement as World Food Prize goes to Monsanto and Syngenta


PR 05/13 -PR is available in Française, Castellano, English, Deutsch, Nederlands – No scientific consensus on safety of genetically modified organisms – Scientists release statement as World Food Prize goes to Monsanto and Syngenta There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically …

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Statement: No scientific consensus on GMO safety


-the statement is also available in Francaise, Castellano, Nederlands, 普通話,  Português, Deutsch – As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to the scientific, legal, social and safety assessment aspects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs),[1] we strongly reject claims by GM seed developers …

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Genetically engineered soybeans in EU Court of Justice: David and Goliath


Press Release 04/13 – available in English, Deutsch, Française, Castellano, Português – Genetically engineered soybeans in EU Court of Justice: David and Goliath Monsanto, the EFSA, the UK Government and the EU Commission all joining forces against civil society Gentechnik Soja vor EU-Gericht: David …

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New kinds of genetically modified plants and pesticides not being assessed for safety


Press Release 03/13 New kinds of genetically modified plants and pesticides not being assessed for safety Christchurch, 22.03.2013 – In a new peer-reviewed paper published by an international team from New Zealand, Brazil and Australia in the prestigious journal Environment International, the researchers Jack …

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Lawsuit filed against EU authorisation of genetically engineered soybeans


PR 02/13 Lawsuit filed against EU authorisation of genetically engineered soybeans Klage gegen EU-Zulassung von gentechnisch veränderter Soja Umweltorganisationen Procès intenté contre l’Union européenne sur l’autorisation de sojas génétiquement modifiés Interpuesta una demanda contra la autorización europea de soja modificada genéticamente Interposta ação judicial …

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The world-wide dominant herbicide contains compounds more toxic than expected as new research shows


PR 01/13 The world-wide dominant herbicide contains compounds more toxic than expected as new research shows Zusatzstoffe des weltweit bedeutendsten Herbizids sind deutlich toxischer als erwartet – Jüngste Forschungsergebnisse aus Frankreich publiziert Le principal herbicide du monde contient des substances plus toxiques que prevu …

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ENSSER calls for scientific debate of potential health risks of GM wheat instead of ad hominem attacks on researchers


PR 03/12 ENSSER calls for scientific debate of potential health risks of GM wheat instead of ad hominem attacks on researchers 19 Sep 2012 – On 11 September 2012, the Science Media Centre (SMC) published response comments (by Prof. Rick Roush, Assoc. Prof. Peter Dearden, …

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Complaint against EU authorisation of genetically engineered soybeans with stacked genes


PR 02/12 Complaint against EU authorisation of genetically engineered soybeans with stacked genes PR 02/12 Beschwerde gegen EU­ Zulassung von gentechnisch veränderter Soja mit Kombinationswirkung   Joint action of environmental organisations and scientists against decision of the EU Commission Munich/ Brussels, 9 August 2012. …

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Swiss researchers confirm lethal effects of genetically modified Bt toxin on young ladybird larvae – Counter-research based on flawed methodology


PR 01/12 Swiss researchers confirm lethal effects of genetically modified Bt toxin on young ladybird larvae – Counter-research based on flawed methodology Schweizer Forscher bestätigen negative Effekte von gentechnisch verändertem Bt-Toxin auf junge Marienkäferlarven – Gegenstudie ohne negative Effekte wendet zweifelhafte Methodik an Des …

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How much insecticide do Bt plants actually produce? New publication shows inadequacies in risk assessment


PR 02/11  How much insecticide do Bt plants actually produce? New publication shows inadequacies in risk assessment Munich 21 November 2011. A new publication by an international research consortium has revealed several inadequacies in current approaches to risk assessment of genetically engineered plants. The …

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ENSSER and FSC welcome verdict in whistleblower case – Gilles-Eric Séralini won libal case against the French Association for Plant Biotechnology


PR 01/11 ENSSER and FSC welcome verdict in whistleblower case Gilles-Eric Séralini won libal case against the French Association for Plant Biotechnology read more about the case 18 Jan 2011 – The Citizen Science Foundation (Fondation Sciences Citoyennes, FSC) and the European Network of Scientists …

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“Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety” Scientific Conference and Citizen Forum


– press release available in English, Deutsch, 中文, 日本語 – “Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety” Scientific Conference and Citizen Forum Press Release 02/10 28 Sep 2010 – The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), the Third World Network (TWN) and …

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“Don’t shoot scientific messengers”: Early warning French Professor under severe attack by agro-biotechnology lobby


PR 01/10 “Don’t shoot scientific messengers” Early warning French Professor under severe attack by agro-biotechnology lobby May 10, 2010 – Today the French Fondation Sciences Citoyennes (FSC) (1) and the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) (2) launch a public …

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Foundation of the European network of concerned scientists “European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility”


PR 01/09 Foundation of the European network of concerned scientists “European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility” Berlin (18 Sep 2009) – On September 18-19, 2009, the “European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility” (ENSSER) meets in Berlin/Germany for its …

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