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Biotechnology: Genetic Modification

Resources for Grade 10 Socratic Seminar

GM Food

Genetic engineering offers a time-saving method for producing larger, higher-quality crops with less effort and expense. Yet such benefits must be balanced against the risks of changing the genetic makeup of organisms.

Genetic Science Learning Center. "Genetically Modified Foods." Learn.Genetics. July 15, 2013. Accessed December 16, 2018.

Because of Drought2

Tanzania's First Trial of Genetically Modified Crops

Many African countries have been reluctant to permit GM foods to be grown or imported, but opposition has softened amid a punishing drought.


Condliffe, Jamie. “Tanzania’s First Trial of Genetically Modified Crops Has Begun.” MIT Technology Review, MIT Technology Review, 5 Oct. 2016, Accessed 21 Jan. 2019.

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