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    Thank you to all who made it such a great experience for IFT at the Food Tech Summit & Expo this week!
#foodtechsummit2016 #foodscience #foodtechnology #foodindustry IFT member, Hector Vilches, CFS, presenting for IFT about trends in Mexico and Latin America at the Food Tech Summit & Expo to a packed room at booth #1134. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is participating in the Food Technology Summit & Expo in Mexico City this week. Our first session, which was Marco Antonio Leon Felix discussing FSMA, was a packed house! We are at booth #1134, so make sure you stop by and come see us. 
#Foodexpo #foodscience #foodtechnology What a great day at the Lewis & Clark IFT 2016 Supplier's Night & Golf Scramble at the
Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard in Benton City, WA. Thank you to all who came and made it a successful outing!

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