Fast forward to September 2012, when the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published a study that caused an international storm (Séralini, et al. 2012). The study, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France, suggested a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) maize, and the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, pose serious health risks. The two-year feeding study found that rats fed both suffered severe organ damage and increased rates of tumors and premature death. Both the herbicide (Roundup) and the GM maize are Monsanto products. Corinne Lepage, France’s former environment minister, called the study “a bomb”.
Subsequently, an orchestrated campaign was launched to discredit the study in the media and persuade the journal to retract it. Many of those who wrote letters to FCT (which is published by Elsevier) had conflicts of interest with the GM industry and its lobby groups, though these were not publicly disclosed.
The journal did not retract the study. But just a few months later, in early 2013 the FCT editorial board acquired a new “Associate Editor for biotechnology”, Richard E. Goodman. This was a new position, seemingly established especially for Goodman in the wake of the “Séralini affair”.
Richard E. Goodman is professor at the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, University of Nebraska. But he is also a former Monsanto employee, who worked for the company between 1997 and 2004. While at Monsanto he assessed the allergenicity of the company’s GM crops and published papers on its behalf on allergenicity and safety issues relating to GM food (Goodman and Leach 2004). Read more…
Elsevier also publishes, VACCINE journal and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG)
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Feb. 2012 Monday, the publisher announced it was withdrawing its support of the Research Works Act, a proposed piece of legislation, sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney that would have dropped the requirement that all publicly funded research be open to the public. Upon hearing the news, US Representatives Darrel Issa and Carolyn Maloney immediately withdrew the bill, killing it.
Elsevier COVER UP & COLLUSION WITH THE CDC of 4,250% increase in abortion reports associated with the push to vaccinate pregnant women with the H1N1 untested Pandemic vaccine. Because of the successful cover up (riveting backstory) pregnant women now receive a flu shot (with no mention of the Thimerosal content) and a Tdap shot…that is 4 vaccine doses while pregnant.