The data, without information of source or method, were widely criticized, including by Yours Truly. However, the person that did/commissioned the test, Howard Vlieger, stands by the data as authentic, along with a host of others, including Zen Honeycutt from "Moms". UFO Blogger and the Paranormal Society have lent their scientific analysis and are convinced too.
However, in the YouTube video (@7:51) Vlieger says clearly that the data were not repeated, "Just those two samples". He then goes on to defend the Seralini rat study, so the scientific rigor is not necessarily high here.
Let's re-test those results! Who's on board!
With help of others, we are currently designing a double-blind, multiple location test. The plan is:
1. Devise a mutually-agreeable proposal, including tests at multiple sites.
2. The same seeds will be used as in the previous replicate (provided they can be shipped, as they are transgnenic)
3. Two separate laboratories will be sent coded samples.
4 Data will be returned and then matched to location/genotype.
5. All facets of the project will be shared here and on Biofortified.org, and wherever others involved would like it posted.
*** All participants must agree on the experimental design, testing facility, procedure. All must agree to be named authors on the publication.
Personally, I think the last results were crap, that's why I want the most airtight and solid experimental design to go forward. If it is done right, and the same results are obtained, it will be a huge story in food and corn biology! That would be really good, so the experiments need to be perfect.
This is the plan at the moment. Stand by!!