GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Resources
We have had several requests to provide a list of resources to help students navigate both sides of this controversial issue. Since we believe it is fairly easy to find anti-GMO articles and videos, this page provides sources we feel provide a balanced approach to discussing the issue.
Encourage students to use this Guide for Understanding Informational Texts for taking notes.
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Food Evolution is now available to watch on Hulu. Public and educational showings may be requested.
There is a lot of information and misinformation about the presence of GMOs in our food chain. In this segment of StarTalk radio Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to documentary filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy ("Food Evolution") and plant geneticist Pamela Ronald to understand some of the fact-based science around this controversial topic.
Illustration of difference between conventional breeding and genetic engineering, by Dr. Paul Vincelli, University of Kentucky