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Genetically modified foods

Genetically ModifiedFoods

Miss Whitley

Biology


Introduction
Introduction

  • Genetically modified (GM) Foods have recently become very popular, especially in the food industry. There are many benefits and downfalls to using GM foods. Through this assignment you will research GM foods and the pros and cons related to them.

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Genetically modified foods
Task

You are on a team of chefs that are about to open a new restaurant. There are two vendors from which you can buy vegetables, one that grows all foods organically and one that uses genetically modified organisms. It is your task to research GM foods and decide which vendor you will buy from. You will write a persuasive paper explaining your choice and the reasons supporting your decision.

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Task (cont’d)

  • By the end of the lesson, your group will answer the following questions:

    • What is a Genetically Modified Organism/Food?

    • What are the benefits of GM foods?

    • What are the health risks of GM foods?

  • You will also write a persuasive paper (1 page) on whether your agree or disagree with GM foods and why.

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Process
Process

  • Get together a team of 3-4 researchers.

  • Use the resources to answer the task questions.

  • Resource websites:

    • http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5058.html

    • http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/gmfood.shtml

    • http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/organisms/about-gm/food.html

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Evaluation
Evaluation

  • Persuasive paper will be worth 100 points and should follow the following criteria:

    • Paper should answer all task questions. (50 points)

    • Paper should be 1 page double spaced with proper grammar and formatting (introduction, body and conclusion). (20 points)

    • Paper should convince the reader to be either for or against GMOs. (30 points)

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Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Throughout this exercise, you have become familiar with genetically modified foods and their impact on society.

  • You have successfully researched the topic and developed your own opinions on this current scientific issue.

  • How does your opinion reflect the

    research that you have done?

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  • This activity is geared toward a high school biology class (10th grade).

  • This webquest covers Biology SOLs 6.e, 6.h and 6.i.

  • Hint: There is a lot of information out there about GM foods. Be sure that additional information comes from a reliable source.

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