Biotechnology – which includes genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – is too big a topic to ignore. It has a huge impact on agriculture today and those in the industry expect its role to increase in the coming years.

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • Why biotechnology is used and the controversies, politics and ethics surrounding it
  • How to recognize reliable sources and make fact-based arguments
  • Important info about biotech regulatory bodies and how they keep consumers safe
  • The basics of bioproducts and their current use around the world
  • What the future may look like with emerging biotechnologies like CRISPR

Reference Manual

Record Book


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Science & Technology