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Appropriate Analytical Methods are Necessary to Assess Nontarget Effects of Insecticidal Proteins in GM Crops Through Meta-Analysis (Response to Andow et al. 2009)
Environmental Entomology
  • Anthony M. Shelton, Cornell University
  • Steven E. Naranjo, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Jörg Romeis, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART
  • Richard L Hellmich, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Jeffrey D. Wolt, Iowa State University
  • Brian A. Federici, University of California - Riverside
  • Ramon Albajes, University of Lleida
  • Franz Bigler, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART
  • Elisabeth P. J. Burgess, Horticulture and Food Research Institute
  • Galen Dively, University of Maryland - College Park
  • Angharad M. R. Gatehouse, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Louise A. Malone, Horticulture and Food Research Institute
  • Richard T. Roush, University of Adelaide
  • Mark K. Sears, University of Guelph
  • Frantisek Sehnal, Biology Centre ASCR
  • Natalie Ferry, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Howard A. Bell, The Food and Environment Research Agency
Document Type
Letter to the Editor
Publication Date
12-1-2009
DOI
10.1603/022.038.0603
Abstract
The suggestion by Andow et al. that we have “fundamental criticisms of meta-analysis” is a red herring that diverts attention away from the real debate over the merits of different meta-analytic approaches. Our criticism is directed to the meta-analysis by Lövei et al. (2009) and not to all meta-analyses per se. Additionally, the seven “findings” added to the end of Andow et al. (2009) with the phrase that that “they were not disputed by Shelton et al. (2009)” works counter to a full and objective debate in the scientific literature.
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This article is from Environmental Entomology 38 (2009): 1533, doi:10.1603/022.038.0603.

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Language
en
Date Available
10-21-2014
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Citation Information
Anthony M. Shelton, Steven E. Naranjo, Jörg Romeis, Richard L Hellmich, et al.. "Appropriate Analytical Methods are Necessary to Assess Nontarget Effects of Insecticidal Proteins in GM Crops Through Meta-Analysis (Response to Andow et al. 2009)" Environmental Entomology Vol. 38 Iss. 6 (2009) p. 1533 - 1538
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_hellmich/120/