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View Resource How Does Genetically Modified Food Affect Our Health and Environment?

This resource, created by Ellen Spear of Red Rocks Community College, invites students to consider the health and environmental effects of genetically modified food. Students begin by viewing a video titled "The Future of Food," before writing a reflection paper on sustainability and health issues surrounding industrial agriculture today. The activity requires four and a half hours to complete -...

View Resource Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations provides this Website about the role and impact of biotechnology in food and agriculture in developing countries. Features of the site include FAO's Statement on Biotechnology (including a discussion of genetically modified organisms), an overview of FAO's activities (such as providing advice and assistance to member countries,...

View Resource Biological Diversity in Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations

Across the world, debates about the potential dangers of genetically modified food and the importance of biological diversity continue to dominate a good deal of public discourse, particularly with regard to developing nations. This website, designed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, explores some of the many issues surrounding biodiversity in food and agriculture....

View Resource CropChoice

CropChoice is an alternative news and information source for American farmers and consumers about genetically modified crops, corporate agribusiness concentration, farm and trade policy, sustainable agriculture, wind farming and alternative energy, and rural economic and social issues. Users can explore the site's resources by topic, search past headlines and view press releases. Links are...

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