Researchers associated from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research recently published the results of its study on the potential conflicts of interest and published studies on GMO crops.
The study was published in the journal PLOS One, and it was found that a large part of the study on genetically modified crops was filled with conflicts of interest.
Most of these studies were stained, as someone who works on the study, was also employed in a company that produces GM or received funds directly from the company.
Of the 579 published studies that were analyzed, 40% of them showed a conflict of interest. “We found that the links between researchers and industry, GM crops were common, with 40% of the articles that are considered to show a conflict of interest,” say the study authors.
The researchers also noted that studies with conflicting interests are more likely to present a favorable outcome for the GMO compared to those without.
The authors said:
“In particular, we found that, in relation to the absence of conflict of interest, the presence of conflicts of interest has been associated with a 50% higher probability that the outcome will be favorable to the interests of GM crops.”
Most of these studies were American – 404 in total – and 83 Chinese.
“The most important thing is that we have shown that there is a statistical link between the presence of conflicts of interest and a judge coming to a favorable conclusion for GMO crops,” said Thomas Guillemaud, director of research at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. “We thought we’d find a conflict of interest, but we thought we would find them so much.”
It should also be noted that the study itself was limited because they look only direct financial conflict of interest. They were not involved conflicts of interest as it is that the authors of the members of the advisory committee, co-owners of patents, or consultants GM companies.
This study, therefore, demonstrated an incredible level of corruption, politicization and scams that are now present in the scientific community, especially in the western world. If academics and scientists want to know why more and more people do not believe in their claims, this is a perfect example.