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Unit 3 - Genomics and Crops



Author(s) Clare Palmer Penny Riggs T.J.Kasperbauer Jeremy Johnson Lauren Cifuentes Seung Won Park Jaime McQueen
Contributor(s) Clare Palmer
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Year 2015

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Unit Navigation and Essential Question

How to navigate this unit

This unit has a number of different sections. An "Essential Question" is provided at the beginning; the idea is for you to bear this in mind while you're going through all the material in this unit. The "Background" section provides an introduction to, and an overview of, key social and ethical issues raised by GM crops. The "Selected Issues In Depth" section examines some of these issues more closely, with film clips from experts in the field. The readings required and recommended to support this unit are available in the "Readings" folder. The Discussion section will be opened for you and your fellow students at the determined date for discussion in this section. There is also an assessed Case Study on GM crops in Sub-Saharan Africa. We also include an "Additional Resources" section, with links to other relevant information on GM crops, including articles and websites.


Unit 3 Essential Question

What do you need to know in order to make an informed decision about whether a genetically engineered organism should be produced or used in a particular situation and location?

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