W-14 Frankenfoods

26Jan 2022 by

For Week 14 we will look at a case study in which a university research laboratory is vandalized by environmental activists opposed to genetic engineering. This discussion focuses on the science and ethics of genetically modified crops. We will discuss both the risks and benefits of biotechnology and explore the positions of various stakeholders, including environmentalists, conservationists, agricultural businesses, research scientists, and farmers.
Read through the attached pdf and answer any 4 of the questions. Make sure to let us know what question numbers you are answering.
Grading criteria:
Initial Post (40 points)
Reply Posts (30 points)
Creates Conversation and Community (15 points)
Terminology, Sources, and Attribution (15 points)
*See the course syllabus for details on grading for each category
References for the pdf:

Bent, Andrew F., and I. Ching Yu. 1999. Applications of molecular biology to plant disease and insect resistance. In: Donald L. Sparks. Editor. Advances in Agronomy. V. 66:251-298.
 Bell, Ted. Vandals strike 2 private farm fields. Genetic engineering protest expands. The Sacramento Bee. September 30, 1999.
 Boulter, D. 1997. Scientific and public perception of plant genetic manipulation—a critical review. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 16(3):231-251.
Ford-Lloyd, Brian, and Kevin Painting. 1996. Measuring Genetic Variation Using Molecular Markers. Version 1.2. International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. http://www.ipgri.cgiar.org/training/unit10-1-4/unit10-1-4.htm
Glausiusz, Jose. 1998. The great gene escape. Discover 91-96.
 Frewer, Lynn F., Chaya Howard and Jackie I. Aaron. 1998. Consumer acceptance of transgenic crops. Pesticide Science 52:388-393.