A Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bt Crops on Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

  title={A Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bt Crops on Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)},
  author={Jian J. Duan and Michelle Marvier and Joseph E. Huesing and Galen P Dively and Zachary Y Huang},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={1003 - 1009}
BACKGROUND Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) are the most important pollinators of many agricultural crops worldwide and are a key test species used in the tiered safety assessment of genetically engineered insect-resistant crops. There is concern that widespread planting of these transgenic crops could harm honey bee populations. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We conducted a meta-analysis of 25 studies that independently assessed potential effects of Bt Cry proteins on honey bee survival (or… CONTINUE READING
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