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GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS
or GM foods
or genetically engineered foods


 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT LISTENING
CARTOONS PICTURES
CINEMA PROS and CONS
CONVERSATION QUESTIONS SONGS
FUTURE VIDEOS
INFORMATION VOCABULARY
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES WEBQUESTS
LESSON PLANS  


(Updated on 16/09/2016)

 

 

 

VOCABULARY:

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION:

 

  • 5 big takeaways from the most thorough review of GMOs yet - 18 May 2016
    "This week, the National Academies of Sciences released the most thorough review yet of genetically modified crops — a hulking 420-page report. It's an independent look at all the research on GMOs to date, vetted for conflicts of interest. I'll start with a quick, crude summary and then dive into the nuances of what the expert committee found..."

    (vox.com)

 

 

FUTURE:

  • The Future of Food - a documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia
    "distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today -- genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food -- into terms the average person can understand. It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future."

    + a video : The Future of Food
    (thefutureoffood.com)

    THE FUTURE OF FOOD "offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade."
    (imdb.com)

    The Future of Food "is a 2004 American documentary film written and directed by Deborah Koons Garcia to describe an investigation into unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods sold in grocery stores in the United States for the past decade.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] In addition to the US, there is a focus on Canada and Mexico.[8][9][10][11][12][13]"
    (Wikipedia)


PICTURES:


 


 


 


 

 

 

LISTENING:

  • Biotechnology - "Listen to two friends talking about genetically modified food. Frank is for GM food, but Ann is against it."
    (learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)
  • U.S. Scientists Say Genetically Engineered Foods Are Safe - Text + Audio - 19 May 2016
    "A new American report says genetically-engineered foods are generally safe for humans and the environment.
    The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released the report on Tuesday.
    The findings probably will not end the debate over use of genetically-engineered foods in the U.S."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

CONVERSATION QUESTIONS:

 

PROS and CONS:

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT:

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES:

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • Lesson Plan: The Impact of Genetically Modified Seeds
    "This lesson plan utilizes the film and POV’s website resources for Food, Inc., a documentary that examines food in the United States and the industry that produces it. Classrooms can use these materials to explore the benefits and controversies of using genetically modified seeds."

    (pbs.org)
  • The Good, the Bad and Genetically Modified Corn (.doc)
    "The purpose of this activity is to help students understand what genetically modified foods are (especially corns) and how and why they were created. The students will be exposed to various issues surrounding genetically modified foods and to help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding the biotechnology movement..."

    (uncp.edu)

WEBQUESTS:

  • Bioengineering Food - A Harvest of Fear?
    (zunal.com)


    "Goodness Me!! What is That? A Banana-Fish? Should we hail the advanced of Science and Technology? Do you really want to eat a genetically altered food? Can our cells be mutated if we consume GM food?"


    The second video is private. You could use this one:

    How Are GMOs Created? - 2013
    "Curious about how a GMO is made? How scientists create GMOs is one of the top questions we get about GMOs. This video shows how GMOs are made, through the story of the Hawaiian Rainbow Papaya."

    (YouTube)

 

  • WebQuest: Genetically Modified Organisms (.doc)
    " This webquest will explore two of the main uses for genetic modification of organisms:
    1)  Increasing our food supply and enhancing the nutritional value to ensure that the basic requirements of all individuals worldwide can be sustained.
    2)  Improving the health and quality of life, as well as decreasing the incidence of disease, with the development of pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines, and a healthier diet..."

 

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SONGS:

  • Genetically Modified Food (a song in praise)
    "Three meals a day is an awful lot of food.
    You'll starve unless you can eat four times your weight in food each year.
    Now multiply that by seven billion, and you begin to see
    Just how big a challenge feeding the world can be..."

    (YouTube)
    The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.

 

 

 


VIDEOS:

 

 

 

 

  • How Are GMOs Created? - 2013
    "Curious about how a GMO is made? How scientists create GMOs is one of the top questions we get about GMOs. This video shows how GMOs are made, through the story of the Hawaiian Rainbow Papaya."

    (YouTube)





  • Some Food for Thought - 2009
    "America's farmers produce many products for not only the U.S., but also the world. Take a look at the impact America's farmers have on the world."

    (YouTube)





  • Genetically Modified Organisms: Truth About Frankencrops - 2009
    (YouTube)



CINEMA: