Meta-analysis Shows Bt Maize Does Not Affect NTOs

17.02.2014

ISAAA

Published 19 February 2014

A meta-analysis of 13 independent Bt maize field trials in Spain were performed by researchers from Universitat de Lleida to assess the risk of the crop on non-target organisms (NTO) using combined samples and results. Since the taxa included in each single trial were not the same for all trials, the researchers selected only those taxa recorded in a minimum of six trials, resulting finally in 7, 7, and 12 taxa analyzed in visual counts, pitfall traps and yellow sticky traps, respectively.

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