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Title: Detection of Genetically Modified Food
Url: http://www.bio-link.org/GMP/DetectionGMFcover.htm
Creator: Brandner, Diana
Publisher: Bio-Link
Description: Genetically modified foods are often in the news and widely grown in the United States. Three US government agencies (USDA, FDA, and EPA) work to regulate the introduction and production of genetically modified foods. These crops can provide agricultural, ecological and nutritional benefits, but there are also potential risks to the environment and consumers. As consumers and public interest groups around the world have become aware of these risks, there has been a call for more explicit product labeling and reliable methods for the detection of genetic modification in the foods we eat. This lab activity explores these issues by taking students through a three-part process to detect the presence of genetic modification in corn (maize) or soy food products. This lab uses PCR analysis, one of the two methods for detection of genetic modification currently approved by the European Union.

For convenience, the resource is divided into 5 sections, all pdf files, including background, wet lab,paper lab, assessment and further reading.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Plant culture -- Special aspects of crops and plant culture as a whole, A-Z -- Biotechnology
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Biotechnology -- Biotechnological production, modification, and applications of individual compounds or classes of compounds -- Special, A-Z -- Food
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Biotechnology -- Processes, operations, and techniques
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Technology
Science -- Agriculture
Key Concept: Agriculture -- Biotechnology
Agriculture -- Genetic modification
Biology -- Biotechnology
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-08-31 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-08-26 12:03:40 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Bio-Link
Full Record Views: 93
Resource URL Clicks: 10
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