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Jean-François Dhainaut, head of the French High Council of... News PhotoAnimal,Chemical,Close-up,Finance,Food,France,Genetic Modification,Giving,Paris - France,Poisonous,Portrait,President,Press Conference,Professor,Research,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPJean-François Dhainaut, head of the French High Council of Biotechnology (HCB) gives a press conference on October 22, 2012 after the presentation of the long-term animal study by Gilles-Eric Seralini, professor of the University of Caen, about Genetically Modified (GMO) food, which, according to him, proves the long-term toxicity of GMOs and 'Round-up'. The study examined the long-term effects of Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller and NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize and linked them to mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses in rats. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)