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Pat Thomas – Lab rats used in safety studies eat feeds laced with pesticides, herbicides and GMOs

A new scientific study has found that laboratory rats used in health and toxicity studies are routinely given feeds contaminated with herbicides, pesticides and GMOs, writes Pat Thomas, potentially invalidating the results of crucial safety tests on GMOs, agrochemicals, medical drugs and other substances, on which health and environmental regulators base critical decisions. The scientists tested 13 samples of proprietary …