• Archives

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 18,227 other followers

  • Instagram

    Congratulations Cansu Gumus (left), winner of the #PictureThis contest at the Division Networking Reception at #IFT15! See you next year, Cansu! πŸŽ‰πŸ†πŸŽ‰ Are you an #OFG (Official Food Geek)? Show us! IFT's Call for Volunteers closes tomorrow! Visit the link in our profile to learn more and sign up for great opportunities. #volunteer #foodscience #foodscienceandtechnology IFT staff & friends celebrating #IFT15 and Mr. Marc Bernstein! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ #IFTStaffRock

Can Meta-analysis Help Biosafety Research?

Santa Clara University Biology Professor Michelle Marvier and her colleagues have recently published a meta-analysis of field studies that concluded that Bt crops are generally more benign for non-target invertebrates than chemical insecticides. A second meta-analysis of lab studies found no harmful effects of Bt proteins on honeybees. Although these reports will probably fail to convince skeptics, they raise an important question: Can meta-analysis be used to tease meaningful results out of a series of studies that, taken individually, are inconclusive? Given the cost and methodological complexity of ecological studies, it’s an important question. Keep Reading


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 18,227 other followers