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GM soybeans and health safety—a controversy reexamined

An unprecedented study claiming that transgenic soybeans compromise the fertility of rats and the survival and growth of their offspring has garnered widespread media and political attention but remains unpublished in the peer-reviewed literature. Here, an account of the work from the principal investigator, Irina Ermakova, is appended with comments from researchers in the field.

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Vivian Moses notes he is the Chairman of CropGen (London), an information service directed at informing the UK public about agricultural biotechnology, which receives limited support from the biotech industry but acts entirely independently (

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Marshall, A. GM soybeans and health safety—a controversy reexamined. Nat Biotechnol 25, 981–987 (2007).

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