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Table 4 EFSA’s use of scientific information from studies cited in the section “Soil organisms: earthworms”

From: A critical evaluation of EFSA’s environmental risk assessment of genetically modified maize MON810 for honeybees and earthworms

Study Lack of critique Selection of information Misquotation Inconsistent presentation Qualifications removed Irrelevant critique Misleading presentation Misrepresentation
Zwahlen et al. [48]   × × × ×    
Vercesi et al. [52] ×    ×     
Clark and Coats [55] × × ×   ×    
Saxena and Stotzky 2001 [53] ×   ×    ×   
Anonymous [49] × ×      ×  
Bartsch et al. [38] × ×       
Krogh et al. [50] × ×       
Saxena et al. [51] × ×       
Saxena et al. [54] × ×       
Schrader et al. [56] × ×       
Clark et al. [45] ×        
Icoz and Stotzky [46] ×        
Stotzky [47] ×        
  1. Shortcomings in the respective categories of use of science are marked by ×. Studies reporting negative effects are printed in italics. For detailed description, see “Analytical framework” and “Earthworms: The misuse of scientific information in the opinion” sections